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El Chalten, Patagonia

on the road from El Calafate around Lago Argentino
on the road from El Calafate around Lago Argentino
on Ruta 40, crossing the Santa Cruz river
on Ruta 40, crossing the Santa Cruz river
rounding the east shore of Lago Argentino
rounding the east shore of Lago Argentino
at La Leona, where Butch and Sundance paused after robbing the bank at Rio Gallegos in 1905
at La Leona, where Butch and Sundance paused after robbing the bank at Rio Gallegos in 1905
on the north shore of Lago Viedma; winds are picking up
on the north shore of Lago Viedma; winds are picking up
sighting the cerros; Fitz Roy lost in the clouds
sighting the cerros; Fitz Roy lost in the clouds
Tom's eyeglasses flew off into the wild!
Tom's eyeglasses flew off into the wild!
...never to be seen again
...never to be seen again
El Chalten means smoking mountain
El Chalten means "smoking mountain"
the Bahia Tunel at the north end of the lake
the Bahia Tunel at the north end of the lake
the park visitor's center in the town of El Chalten
the park visitor's center in the town of El Chalten
backed by the Condor Lookout
backed by the Condor Lookout
Tom and Jay head off up the trail to the top of the lookout
Tom and Jay head off up the trail to the top of the lookout
remarkable density of Andean vegetation
remarkable density of Andean vegetation
up!
up!
a surprising small wooded section at the saddle
a surprising small wooded section at the saddle
the Cerro Solo, alone in the distance
the Cerro Solo, alone in the distance
our guide Fatima on the lookout peak
our guide Fatima on the lookout peak
the view of El Chalten from the Condor Lookout
the view of El Chalten from the Condor Lookout
Tom daring the wind again
Tom daring the wind again
more of the amazing plant variety on the hike down
more of the amazing plant variety on the hike down
a small laguna on the way out of town
a small laguna on the way out of town
on the trail to el Chorrillo del Salto
on the trail to el Chorrillo del Salto
at the jumping falls with Fatima
at the "jumping falls" with Fatima
heading back to El Calafate
heading back to El Calafate
the Viedma glacier in the distance
the Viedma glacier in the distance
that about sums it up!
that about sums it up!
a panorama of El Chalten from the lookout
a panorama of El Chalten from the lookout