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Thursday, March 03, 2005

::[more vistas!]::

packed and ready for several meals of ramen, rice cakes, and raisins. we'll be out in torres del paine for five days, so the more lightweight our load, the better. after gathering provisions in puerto natales this afternoon, we've nothing left to do but sit back and anticipate our first day of backpacking the 'W' circuit.

no more posts until i get back to civilization (i.e. santiago) next week. till then, here are some photos from our time in parque nacional los glaciares...



el perito moreno: one of the few & largest active glaciers left in the world. imagine chunks of ice the size of buildings collapsing off this thing...right in front of your eyes!


the fitzroy mountain range. the trail winds through valleys, bluffs, forests of lenga, and glacier-fed streams, right up to the tallest tower.


the tranquil laguna de los tres...your reward after an exhausting climb up to the base of cerro fitz roy.


the torre mountain range, also part of el chalten's trekking circuit.


a gnarled patagonian tree.


final view from my second hike: the glacier lake at the foot of cerro torre.


alvaro, stef, and me on the balconies at perito moreno.

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