Hotel Martin Gusinde
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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The next day we took a bus to Puerto Natales and left Argentina for the last time. So with our customary bad weather at passport control, we had more queueing, more form filling and more checking of bags for fruit and veg. It was only when we were safely back in Chile that we realised there was a stray carrot lurking at the bottom of one of the panniers... Puerto Natales would be the most southerly point on land on our trip. Getting off the bus you could immediately see ...
There's 2 main options for hiking in the park - the 'W', (busier and shorter) and the 'Circuit' (Longer, contains a 1200m climb & is less busy)
We decided that we would take on the advice of someone who had done both and do the 'backside' of the circuit, encompassing the popular Torres, the Grey glaciar and the challenging John Gardener pass. Our decision was justified after the first day of climbing to the Torres and saying 'hola' to ...
... The last section of the trail to the base of the towers is really steep and it was so cloudy and rainy we wouldn't have been able to really see much of anything, so we turned around. It was disappointing as we wanted to see the towers, but there's no point hiking up a super steep section when you know your view isn't getting any better than where you are right now. Plus with the wind and rain it wasn't making us want to hike much farther... We got a ...
... braved the elements to rescue it in my pants and rain coat, I'd never seen wind like this before! 5:30 came around, and the wind was still going berserk. So of course we snoozed the alarm and woke up again at 8. Wind still unreal. Reluctantly we launched off down the ripio. The first ten or so minutes were hilarious. Watching each other swerve all over the road as the wind whipped around our panniers pushing us in all directions at once. Once the wind had pushed you so far ...
... way back to town. Since we have seen some very impressive caves in Asia, I would say we could have skipped this. But since we were there, it was good to go. This particular cave is famous for having been the site where milodon remains were found. (A mildon is a giant, pre-historic ground sloth.) They had milodon fur on display, but I´m not sure that was real. I´m such a doubter.
We ate dinner in town that night. There isn´t much to the town, but ...