View from the Bottom of the World – Back from Patagonia

Returning to Puerto Natales from Torres del Paine National Park.

It’s already been a full week since I made the 30+ hour return trip back home from my multi-day hiking and camping trip in Patagonia, at Chile’s famous Torres del Paine National Park.

Ironically, while I had no issues hiking the 4-day 68k/47mi W Trek with a heavy pack, high winds and rain, the Mother of All Headcolds (acquired on one of my multiple return flights) has rendered me a slow-motion version of my usual energetic self.

I keep waking up on the carpet, rug marks on my face, cat sleeping on my head, thinking  “I need to finish processing those photos….”.

A FEW Photos from Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine

I will post more later on the various aspects of the trip, the hiking, the people, the route, how you should prepare for your own trip to Torres del Paine, etc.  For now I will just tease you with a few photos of the stunning Patagonian landscape, unspoiled by a single fast food joint or advertising billboard.

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Rules of the Park

It may be my lack of talent as a photographer – or  maybe the essence of the place just cannot be fully reproduced?  Whatever the reason, these photos don’t begin to capture the vividness of the colors, the scale of the mountains, and the vastness of the landscape.   Please let me know what you think of my efforts!

If you have any other questions or comments please also leave them below and I will respond as quickly as I can.

Thanks for stopping by – see you next time!  LJ