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Argentina / Chile (Spring 2004)

Day 1. Arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 1. Arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Days 2 and 3 were spent exploring the city
Days 2 and 3 were spent exploring the city
La Boca
La Boca
The Pink House, their capital
The "Pink House", their capital
San Telmo street festival
San Telmo street festival
Day 4. Flew 1800 miles to Tierra del Fuego(Land of Fire) and the city of Ushuaia
Day 4. Flew 1800 miles to Tierra del Fuego(Land of Fire) and the city of Ushuaia
 The view from above Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
The view from above Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
 Day 5. Began with a ride through the countryside
Day 5. Began with a ride through the countryside
A Flag Tree - Shaped by the harsh winds
A Flag Tree - Shaped by the harsh winds
Sea Mammal museum staffed by marine biology college students
Sea Mammal museum staffed by marine biology college students
Sun bleaching the bones
Sun bleaching the bones
Lunch on the Harberton Ranch
Lunch on the Harberton Ranch
Then it's off to the Penguin rookery on Martillo Island
Then it's off to the Penguin rookery on Martillo Island
 Hiking  on Gable Island
Hiking on Gable Island
 Rest break
Rest break
Three of our guides
Three of our guides
 View across the Beagle Channel
View across the Beagle Channel
Day 6. Tierra Del Fuego National Park
Day 6. Tierra Del Fuego National Park
The wine made the hiking much more enjoyable!
The wine made the hiking much more enjoyable!
A very steep climb
A very steep climb
An uninvited guest
An uninvited guest
Day 7 -a.m. Boat tour and hiking the islands in the Beagle Channel
Day 7 -a.m. Boat tour and hiking the islands in the Beagle Channel
Ushuaia with the Martial Glacier above
Ushuaia with the Martial Glacier above
Los Lobos - Sea Wolves (Sea Lions to us)
Los Lobos - "Sea Wolves" (Sea Lions to us)
A guide pointing out unusual plant life on an island
A guide pointing out unusual plant life on an island
Last view of Tierra del Fuego, then off to the airport for a flight to El Califate
Last view of Tierra del Fuego, then off to the airport for a flight to El Califate
Day 7 - p.m. Arrive at Alta Vista which means High View
Day 7 - p.m. Arrive at Alta Vista which means "High View"
Day 8. Full day  at Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 8. Full day at Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier
The face of the glacier is over 200 feet high
The face of the glacier is over 200 feet high
Calving up close
"Calving" up close
The big splash
The big splash
Mimi donning ice crampons for the hike onto the glacier
Mimi donning ice crampons for the hike onto the glacier
Our mini-trek
Our mini-trek
Note the line of hikers on the glacier in far right
Note the line of hikers on the glacier in far right
Day 9. Wake at 5am, ride to town(1hr), 7am bus ride(2hr) to Chilean border, van ride to Park(2hr)
Day 9. Wake at 5am, ride to town(1hr), 7am bus ride(2hr) to Chilean border, van ride to Park(2hr)
Rheas along the road
Rheas along the road
Argentinian Gaucho with his herd at the Chile / Argentina border
Argentinian Gaucho with his herd at the Chile / Argentina border
The macho guanaco
The "macho guanaco"
Torres Del Paine National Park
Torres Del Paine National Park
Hosteria Las Torres
Hosteria Las Torres
View from the dining room
View from the dining room
The vans had less than 1 1/2 inches clearance on each side of the only bridge in/out
The vans had less than 1 1/2 inches clearance on each side of the only bridge in/out
Day 10. Boat ride to our hiking area on the far side of the park
Day 10. Boat ride to our hiking area on the far side of the park
Our hiking companions for the day
Our hiking companions for the day
Small icebergs floating downstream
Small icebergs floating downstream
Gray Glacier in the background
Gray Glacier in the background
Noah contemplating the solitude
Noah contemplating the solitude
Well deserved rest break
Well deserved rest break
The endless hiking trails
The "endless" hiking trails
walking into the clouds
walking into the clouds
A Refugio or waystation
A Refugio or waystation
Hikers can sleep here or grab a quick bite to eat
Hikers can sleep here or grab a quick bite to eat
The view out front
The view out front
The ride back
The ride back
Three weary hikers
Three weary hikers
Day 11. Hike to Los Torres (The Towers)
Day 11. Hike to Los Torres (The Towers)
One of many bridges crossing the small streams
One of many bridges crossing the small streams
Most were just wooden planks
Most were just wooden planks
After over 3 hours of hiking, one small pile of rock remains. (It took another hour to reach the top)
After over 3 hours of hiking, one "small" pile of rock remains. (It took another hour to reach the top)
My first glimpse  of The Towers
My first glimpse of The Towers
At the top!
At the top!
I really did make it.
I really did make it.
My guide and hiking companion, Eduardo
My guide and hiking companion, Eduardo
A good luck rock and then time to begin the long trek back
A good luck rock and then time to begin the long trek back
Day 12 fly back to Buenos Aires(1800 miles), Day 13 rest!
Day 12 fly back to Buenos Aires(1800 miles), Day 13 rest!
Day 14 fly to Iguazu (1000 miles)
Day 14 fly to Iguazu (1000 miles)
Over 200 streams emerge from the rainforest to form 2 miles of falls
Over 200 streams emerge from the rainforest to form 2 miles of falls
Some of the 275 individual waterfalls
Some of the 275 individual waterfalls
A wonderful series of catwalks allows access above, below and between the falls
A wonderful series of catwalks allows access above, below and between the falls
Day 15 fly to Buenos Aires(1000 miles), change airports and fly back to USA
Day 15 fly to Buenos Aires(1000 miles), change airports and fly back to USA