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Tag: National Parks

Hiking to Grey Glacier

Our last day in Torres del Paine began really early. We had to make the 11am ferry back to our van to begin the journey to Puerto Arenas. We rose with the sun for one last hike- to Grey Glacier this time. Our campground really had lovely views! Four people in our group didn’t do this hike and stayed back at the campground as most of us were really sore from the preceding two days of hard hiking. I was pretty sore as well and was looking forward to not wearing my hiking shoes for a long time! The first 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