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Torres del Paine- Hiking into the French Valley

Day 2 of my Torres del Paine hiking tour took us into the French Valley with views of the Torres and the shark fin (Aleta de Tiburón). But first we set up camp at Refugio Paine Grande, the main campground in the area, after a catamaran/ferry ride across Lake Pehoe. Such a gorgeous view from the campground. Then it was time to hike, and hike, and hike. We stopped for snacks and lunch in the pretty spots with plenty of rock-sitting space. Overall the hike was about 11 hours out and back. It was a long day and many breaks Read More

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