Category Archives: Patagonia

Torres

The Torrres, the Towers trek is one of the most popular…always people passing both ways. Can you see why? Most of the trail is fine, but at the top, it is all loose skree (sic) and a huge challenge. Slow … Continue reading

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A Few More Patagonia Trekking Pix

This is all at sea level – so altitude not an issue. Locals were complaining that it was too warm since the wind was not blowing as it usually does. The sun is incredibly hot while we looked at glaciers!! … Continue reading

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Travel Note April 2015

April 17, 2015 Dear Friends and Travelers, Happy Springtime from the Berkshires!  What a winter! And what travels we have had! A few pictures and stories from the High Sierra and the Intag Cloud Forest of Ecuador are up on … Continue reading

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February 2016 – Patagonia, Chile

February 26 – March 11…. Fly thru Santiago, Chile to the southern tip of the Patagonia region where the exploration ensues of the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. The city of Punta Arenas is below the 46th parallel. The capital … Continue reading

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Patagonia Camp

Day 6, 7 & 8 Our days at Patagonia Camp consist of excellent meals, attentive staff, good drivers, good-luck weather, and interesting travelers who have also chosen this remote hotel/camp. Each night we pick what we would like to do … Continue reading

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Perito Moreno Glacier – WAM!

Day 4 February 19, 2014 The Hotel Quijote wasn’t bad at all. We actually slept. Note to self: need more research and development on surviving tourist town – or avoid El Calafate completely. Thinking we will need a picnic of … Continue reading

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Upsala Glacier from Estancia Cristina

Day 3 February 18, 2014 A Estancia Cristina for our second day! The landscape is beautiful here. Only those who come to the ranch will see this glacier, as there is no other access. The excursion this morning begins at … Continue reading

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Estancia Cristina

Day 2 February 17, 2014 Estancia Cristina was built a hundred years ago to be a sheep farm. It is at the edge of Upsula Glacier in the Patagonia National Park. Our pick up is again early. We have seen … Continue reading

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Patagonia Redux

Day 1 of Trip 3 February 16, 2014 We are planning a trip to Patagonia to see the Chilean National Park to experience the mountains, the lakes and the glaciers on these long summer days on the 50th parallel at … Continue reading

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Colome Vineyard & Town of Cafayate

Day 10 February 14, 2014 James Turrell Museum at Colome Vineyard After an overnight at Hacienda Molinos and a morning to tour the village of Cachi, we pack into the van for the winding explore to the infamous Donald Hess … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Cardonnes National Park & Cachi

Day 9 February 13, 2014 It was a crystal clear day. This is an enormous statue, a monument to Martín Miguel de Güemes. He came from a wealthy family in Salta. He was a central figure on the Argentine War for … Continue reading

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The Museum of High Altitude Archaeology MAAM!

Day 8 February 12, 2014 Salta is still on the go this morning as we take a half day city tour. Hassam drops us near the pink church of San Francisco, undergoing a cleaning, and pulls his van around the … Continue reading

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Winery Tours

Day 5 February 10, 2014 For our second day, we start this morning at 10:30! to the Maipu area on the dry side of the Mendoza River across the “other” Chipolete Dam. ALL the water is diverted here to irrigate the … Continue reading

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Mendoza Wine Tasting

Day 4 February 9, 2014 Wine tasting in Mendoza can start with a pick up time of 8:30 AM! We beg off for half an hour due to our late arrival at this boutique estancia outside of the city: Chacras … Continue reading

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Los Patos to Mendoza

Day 3 February 8, 2014 We spend a morning in the small town of San Miguel del Monte, founded in 1864 on the edge of the untamed regions of eastern Argentina. We find an internet cafe and a shop with … Continue reading

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Estancia Los Patos in the San Miguel del Monte

Day 2 February 7, 2014 Estancia Los Patos is in San Miguel del Monte, a quiet turn off of Rte 41, south of Buenos Aires. This is a two hour drive to the flat expansive pampas region of the country. … Continue reading

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A Wine Tasting Adventure through Argentina!

Day 1 continued February  6, 2014 We meet up with our New View Tours group to tour the Pampas, the wine region of Mendoza & mountains and wineries of Salta! It is our Wine Tasting Adventure with Ed Baptiste and … Continue reading

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Gray Glacier

Day 11 Today the trek is only 4.5 hours or 11 kilometers, but we have to be at the  boat before it “sails” at 1:00 to return us to EcoCamp.  EcoCamp is where we left three days ago and where … Continue reading

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Long Hike to French Valley

Day 10 The staff at the privately run Los Cuernos Refugio has prepared a lunch for us to pack. It is last night’s cottage pie in a sandwich. Pretty darn good. Today is the big, big day.  29 kilometers. I … Continue reading

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