I left Loncopué and headed out on the ripio to El Hueco and El Cholar before taking a break in Chos Malal. I then took the road less travelled via Laguna Trumen and down to Barancas.
From there I went via Bardas Blancas on to Malargue. Passing through El Sosneado I took what is sign posted as ruta 101 (some maps call it ruta 40) via the hydroelectric dam at Rio Diamente and some lonely bad ripio on to Pareditas.
After Pareditas it was a tarmac run through into Mendoza on ruta 40.