Monday, June 15, 2009

Chile: The W Route

Our very last stop, Refugio de Los Torres, was next to the Hosteria Torres Del Paine which had a 3D model of the Torres del Paine Park, complete with the "W" route. In the top photo:

Day 1- We crossed Lago Pehoe on a catameran to reach Hosteria Paine Grande. From there we hiked north to Refugio Grey.
Day 2- We went on a day hike further north with spectacular views of Glacier Grey, stayed the night in the campground.
Day 3- Backtracked to Hosteria Paine Grande
Day 4- Headed east to Refugio Los Cuernos

Second Photo:
Day 5- Backtracked west and then headed north through Valle Fransaise another night at Los Cuernos
(small yellow building on the north side of Lago Nordenskjold)
Day 6- Hiked from Los Cuernos to Los Chileano
Day 7- Ascended to the Los Torres, hiked back to Chileano and then took off for Refugio Torres del Paine
Day 8- Caught a midday bus (the earliest bus you can get) out of the park back to Puerto Natales, with only an hour to spare we checked email and finally boarded another bus to Punta Arenas.

{recap: I traveled to Chile during the month of February. I was distracted these past few months and am only now getting to post about my experience in South America. Click here to see all my posts about this fantastic Ph.D. Trip}

photo credit: Cayenne 02.20.09

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