Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno is a very blue glacier just outside of El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia.  It’s a shock to the system when you first see it.        larger view      

Candids from Torres del Paine

Of course, trekking isn’t all just majestic vistas.  Here are a few candids.   powerful   exhausted “Two Roads Diverged… Too Bad We Didn’t Know That; AKA We took the hard ass route by accident… I mean, because we’re ballers.” Here’s a better picture of the path we took.   glacier that way!   “bottled at the source” – showing off the bottle of glacier water I just filled up

Vistas from Torres del Paine

Hiking the W Circuit in Torres del Paine, part of the Chilean Patagonia, was breathtaking.  Here are a few of my favorite vistas.   los cuernos   los torres     flowers in front of cerros paine grande   cerro paine grande   a river in front of cerro paine grande     cerro paine grande lago nordenskjöld (see larger)     shadows on lago nordenskjöld     lago nordenskjöld     glaciar grey (see larger)     glaciar grey.  yes, this is bluer than it looked.  but it’s exactly as blue as it felt.

Trekking Patagonia: Planning for the W Circuit in Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is a national park on the Chilean side of Patagonia.  The W Circuit is a 3-4 day hike through the most scenic sections of the park.   The trek was beautiful, and definitely ranks high on my personal “wonders of the world” list. Planning the trip was trickier than I expected – the information available online is scarcer than other treks I’ve been on (eg Inka trail). Here’s what I wish I knew before I went. W CIRCUIT BASICS The trek is a 3-4 day hike (4 or 5 nights). You can camp, or stay at refugios along …