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El Chalten Patagonia, one of my favorite places on earth.

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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.

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These sharp peaks are granite plutons shaped by glacial erosion, more than 3500 feet vertical.

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Some guanacos we met on the trail who have a pretty nice view from their front yard!

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Laguna Azul from Estancia Helsingfors, on one of the hikes that is almost always just for us WTers with no one else around.

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Bergy bits floating on Lago Grey, on a morning hike in Chile looking up toward a vista of the glacier.

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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.

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Amigos, you all should come here some day.

-Photos and text by WT Trip Leader Rob Noonan, In Patagonia

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