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Month: February 2018

Views of Torres Del Paine

After our time in El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, it was time to head into Chile, towards Torres del Paine National Park, one of the highlights of my whole trip. The night prior we spent the night in Puerto Natales and prepared ourselves for 2 nights camping and the supplies we would need. The “W” trek is the big route hikers do in Torres del Paine and our plan was to complete 2 of the major hikes of that circuit. Unfortunately the really warm weather plus some rain was causing the glaciers to melt faster and the rivers were Read More

Perito Moreno Glacier

Today was all about big chunks of ice. Ninety-seven square miles of ice, named the Perito Moreno Glacier to be exact. Perito Moreno Glacier is a short drive away from El Calafate, Argentina inside Los Glaciares National Park. The really cool thing about this glacier is that it is advancing, or getting bigger, while most of the worlds’ glaciers are rapidly shrinking. Perito Moreno Glacier can be viewed by boat or by hiking about a mile (roundtrip) to the viewing platforms. I opted to hike the longer hike at about 2 miles in total. It is quite easy (especially in Read More