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Travel Blogs from El Chalten
... us 2 and a half hours. It was the same deal with the beautiful trees and mountains everywhere. I just can't get over how beautiful autumn is. I guess because we don't have deciduous trees in Perth. It was like id just seen snow for the first time. It is just a beautiful season.
When we arrived it was a view similar to yesterday but not quite as pretty. A stunning difference was that there was a glacier ...
... discover (and get confused about) the dateline, and finally; they were the first Europeans to see penguins. I´ll talk more about them later but, surprise, surprise, they´re called Magellanic penguins.
There are a lot of Magellan Avenues/Streets in Argentina, since the voyage made its way down what is now the Argentinian coast, so I´m constantly being reminded of the story. It´s mentioned here and there that there´s a popular museum ...
... to Perito Moreno (50km) to get back on the 40. Brimmed the tank, bought a couple of cheese and ham rolls for lunch and retraced our route from the previous day - at least as far as the non cave turn off. And then south. Although we had only used a small amount of fuel, we decided to top up at Baja Caracoles. On the usual scale, this is a 1 mule town but it does have a couple of pumps. While there a couple of motorbikes came in from the south. ...
... after the captain of the Beagle) began walking through forest with our local guide Peru. Lots of twisted broken tree trunks, felt a bit like a fairy tale forest but Peru explained it's actually to do with the climate, storms, thin soil and parasites. The view kept getting better as we moved round the glacier, got to the camp at bottom of the mountain after a few hours. We refilled water bottles from streams and then the long climb up the very BIG ...
... ve done so far is definitely the Laguna de los Tres all-day hike up to see Fitzroy. It was quite the accomplishment and was worth the last hour of steep incline climbing.
Last night I was having dinner with the Argentineans (they don't eat dinner before ten pm at the very earliest) and afterwards we found ourselves in a bar taking a tango class! My first tango class. It was hilarious and fun and nothing like any of the ...
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