Nibepo - Aike Ranch
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... Calafate to be such a horrible road, but either way, the trip from Torres to El Calafate took much longer than I expected. After filling up at a very sketchy gas station on the Ruta 40 just inside Argentina we decided to take a shortcut, clearly labeled on our Patagonia map, even though it looked like another road leading to nowhere. We bounced along it for a good hour feeling as though we were for sure lost in the middle of nowhere Argentina. ...
... the place, it was hard to keep up! There was only one bar we found in the town, there is not the drinking culture we have back home, it is all about the wine and beer served up alongside meat of course! We stumbled on a really cute little family run cafe after we had been walking around the nature reserve on New Years and feasted on Patagonian lamb stew, it was so good we came back a second day, nothing to do with the fact they also had penguin jugs of ...
... lakes) then though forest, over a ridge, to a new valley that took us towards Laguna Torre. The new feature mountain, “Cerro Torre” was hidden by cloud when we first arrived in the valley, and stayed hidden while we had lunch. As we walked on, the clouds parted long enough to see the impressive tower for just a few minutes.
We arrived in camp before the porters coming with our gear, but the ...
Just before we finished we trekked our way up a steep part and came into a little area where there were a couple of tables!
On the tables were glasses and a bottle of whiskey!
Naturally the ice came from the glacier itself.
... this area is a reservoir for 100s of different bird species, including the flamingos.
The rest of the surrounding area is very pretty as well, with snow capped mountains in the background and yellow fall leaves in abundance. Taking in the fresh and intoxicating fall air, we make our way back to the hotel for some planning for the next big couple days of nature viewing.
Feeling much better now in nature and until next time.