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Posted on March 15th, 2016
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TDP, Patagonia – planning

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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Planning

It had been more than a year and a half in planning… And as has been our custom, it started with a comment from Jeanne – how about Machu Pichu? We were looking for something off the beaten path, and that certainly sounded like it fit the bill…

But then, a bit of research, and some of the buzz on the net suggested that it was pretty crowded    Read More →

TDP, Patagonia – getting there

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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Getting There

Having finished the planning and with travel day finally upon us, we loaded up our packs and decided on public transportation to the airport, figuring no time like the present to get accustomed to carrying our gear.   While seeing people walk around with full    Read More →

TDP, Patagonia – The “W” – Ref. Grey and back again

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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The “W” trek – Ref. Paine Grande to Ref. Grey and back

This was it – the real beginning of our trekking journey, so after saying goodbye to Rodrigo and Gloria, our gracious hosts at Keoken, we took a short ride to the bus station and were off our trip into the park! Heading northward,    Read More →

TDP, Patagonia – The “W” – Ref. Paine Grande to Ref. Cuernos

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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The “W” trek – Refugio Paine Grande to Refugio Los Cuernos via the French Valley We knew this section was going to be a kicker – a bit over 28km (17.5 miles).   This was the middle leg of the “W” (the orange and blue sections on the map) and it was going to be a long day.Read More →

TDP, Patagonia – The “W” – Ref. Cuernos to Ref. El Chileno

Posted on February 10th, 2016
by pdittman in Hikes, Patagonia, Chile

The “W” trek – Ref. Los Cuernos to Refugio El Chileno

We’d expected this section to be a bit of a breather after the massive 17+ miles the day before.  Though the unknown was the “shortcut” – various posts about the “W” had talked about a shortcut, but none of the trail maps showed the shortcut as a trail alternate.  No    Read More →

TDP, Patagonia – The “W” – Hotel Las Torres

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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The “W” trek – to Hotel Las Torres

The buzz around the dinner table last night had been who’s waking up at 3:30am to go view the Towers – the signature photo op for the entire park.  Troll the internet and you’ll see many a photo, some perhaps photoshopped, to show a vibrant red during sunrise on the towers.  For us, after    Read More →

TDP, Patagonia – Argentina and the Perito Moreno Glacier

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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Argentina and the Perito Moreno Glacier

It was time to say goodbye to the “W” and the trekking portion of our adventure and switch to the more traditional tourista aspects – an excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier and a few days in Buenos Aires.

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TDP, Patagonia – Buenos Aires

Posted on February 10th, 2016
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

This was it – the final leg of our journey.  We said goodbye to El Calafate, it’s remoteness, daily power outages, and to the natural beauty of Patagonia, the Andes, and the glaciers, and arrived in Buenos Aires mid-afternoon on Saturday.  A bit of a mixup with our AirBnB host, and we had to find cash (up until now, we’d been using    Read More →

Our Trip, by the numbers

Posted on February 9th, 2016
by pdittman in Hikes, Patagonia, Chile

Our Torres del Paine Trip, by the numbers

For those more detail-oriented, here’s some numbers, etc. about our trek…

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