Stepping stone to Los Glacieres National Park
Trip Start Nov 07, 2012
8Trip End Nov 20, 2012
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Are purpose for the stay here was to visit Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created in 1937, Los Glaciares is the second-largest national park in Argentina comprising more than 1,700 square miles and nearly 50 large glaciers
The glaciers here are unique. Unlike other glaciers, which typically form at about 8,200 feet above sea level, those at Los Glaciares form lower, around 5,000 feet which offers visitors a unique access physically and visually. The highlight of the park is the Perito Moreno Glacier which towers 200 feet above Lake Argentino. The glacier and the icefield are easily observed from dozens of platform viewing areas connected by over 700 steps. The day we were there was partly cloudy so as the clouds moved into and out of the sun, the colors on the glacier would change dramatically from scowling greys to bright blues. We were able to both hear and see some calving action as well. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip as we have never seen anything quite so massive or quite so beautiful.