Saturday, May 3, 2008

On the road again...............a very long road through Patagonia

The very long road to Patagonia. After finishing three weeks of classes in Bariloche I headed south. First to a small town called El Bolson for a few days. I spent my time hiking and enjoying the beautiful fall foliage Patagnia has to offer!

La Cabeza del Indian head that has naturally formed in a rock face in El Bolson.

The view out of the bus on my 33 hour journey to El Chelten. It was monotonous to say the least.
At the end of my worth it! Beautiful El Chelten in Los Glaciares National Park. We spent 5 days doing day hikes and seeing the beautiful Fitzroy Mountains. I was also able to visit Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers in the world.

FItzroy Range. It is a bit chilly here believe it or not, but I am still enjoying each minute.

Saad, Will, Anna and I at the end of our hike up to the Fitzroy Range. Such a beautiful sight, totally worth the 9 hours it took roundtrip. We totally lucked out on weather for the day with sun and very little wind!

Our view during lunch at the top.

The view from the visitor´s center.

Afternoon shot during a hike on day.

Making use of my headlamp! (Thank you Regina and Steve!)

Fitzroy Range from behind Laguna de Cerro.

Perito Moreno Glacier. It´s huge. 5 Kilometers wide, 13 kilometers long and 60 meters high!

Two men having a chat with the glacier in the background.

It is so hard to convey how big the glacier truly is. Every day bits crash into the waters below creating a most amazing sound. I always seemed to miss the bits of ice falling only to hear people go wow!!!!

Lake in El Calafate at sunset.

Black and White shot.

I am a long way from home for sure!

Nice artsy picture of me taken by Anna.

1 comment:

Regina J Rahill said...

Wow! That last shot encapsulates your trip. Solo, bad-ass, traveling warrior.