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TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Hainen El Calafate
Nice, silent place, 10 minutes walk from the Calafate main street. Friendly people and warm rooms. It was a bit difficult to find a location, but more fun and possibility to communicate.
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... hours in the dark, to arrive in town at 11:30pm, searching out the hotel that Nadine had booked, before cracking a few celebratory beers. Many cyclists coming from the south had told us this section was boring; we saw a family of condors feeding on a rhea carcass just off the road; guanacos running alongside us, hurdling the fences which held many corpses of their dead brethren; the sun setting over the turquoise water and snow covered mountains; and the straw coloured glow of the ...
... glacier moves on average a few meters a day, which is quite rare for a glacier. A perk of this is that the glacier calves, or breaks up, pretty frequently. Multiple times a day pieces of the glacier break off and fall into the water below. We caught 2 or 3 huge breakups and many small ones. It is just amazing to watch and listen to. You hear the initial break, then see the ice ...
... that does not melt it packs on top of itself. This becomes dense and compresses the layers of snow beneath. When enough is there the pressure causes it to become ice. The snow changes structure to form this ice. The more dense the glacial ice the deeper blue as this is the only colour on the spectrum it does not absorb. Some glaciers are advancing (but not many). Others are receding due to global warming. They advance when more snow packs on top applying more ...
... not just visual either, while you are walking you constantly hear 'rifle cracks' as ice breaks within the glacier.Occasionaly the break is on the outer edge and a big chunk of ice crashes into the the water below with a deafening roar.
In relation to other glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno is considered one of the 'healthiest' glaciers on earth because instead of shrinking, like most others, it's actually growing. On average, the ...
... drive up was in the back of a Dodge ram with a covered box, bumpy but fun. Especially with the overly nervous interior designers from LA sitting across from us, dramatically exaggerating the bumpiness of the ride. We arrived at the hut short of the viewpoint where we were briefed and everyone geared up for the hike. The Viewpoint was vast and showed the receding Upsala Glacier. It was a brief stay before heading down into the valley. We were concerned what the ...