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Patagonia: Magellanic Spring

December 28, 2013

Our recent posts about traveling in Ecuador and Peru got us to remembering our trek into Patagonia now five years ago. In this "hot stove league" time of year and while we gear up for some new adventures in 2014 take a peak at some images of mountain spring memories from out journey into Chile's incomparable Torres del Paine park and then on to Argentina's El Calafate thereby bracketing Patagonia. Some breathtaking scenery and a first hand look at one of the largest ice sheets on Planet Earth ...third behind Antarctica and Greenland. The hiking was grand! If you are thinking of making the journey to Antarctica some day ( and we hope you do) consider adding two weeks to see this area on the front end of your trip. You will not be disappointed. On this adventure we traveled with our friends at Zegrahm Expeditions in Seattle. We recommend them highly.

 

The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park

 

Guanacos - Torres del Paine

 

Magellanic Fox in rest mode

 

 

White Tufted grebe and youngster

 

The Towers at Torres del Paine

 

Black faced Ibis in a field of wildflowers

 

 

 Andean Condor

 

Dawn at Torres del Paine

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