El Chalten Patagonia, one of my favorite places on earth.
At the base of the Torres del Paine towers! We are at an altitude of 2887 feet and the towers reach 9350 feet high, an incredible rise over run.
These sharp peaks are granite plutons shaped by glacial erosion, more than 3500 feet vertical.
Some guanacos we met on the trail who have a pretty nice view from their front yard!
Laguna Azul from Estancia Helsingfors, on one of the hikes that is almost always just for us WTers with no one else around.
Bergy bits floating on Lago Grey, on a morning hike in Chile looking up toward a vista of the glacier.
When I fall asleep, I often dream of one of the most peaceful places of all, Estancia Lazo on the Chilean side of Patagonia, with a backdrop of Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.
Amigos, you all should come here some day.
-Photos and text by WT Trip Leader Rob Noonan, In Patagonia