Stars over Fitz Roy.
Things don't get much better than this.
The sun rose at 4:30 am and didn't go down until almost 11. As soon as we woke up we walked the 5 minutes from our camp to this beautiful place, took a few pictures, and then went back to our tent to get some more sleep.
A random side trail from El Chalten brought us to this hanging glacier.
Jean is retired and has been living in Ecuador for the last 3 years. We met her in Peru as she was traveling South and we were heading North. Our paths crossed again in the little town of El Chalten in Patagonia at the end of our trip. She travels by herself and plans on traveling for the rest of her life. She says she will go to the moon one day, and I don't doubt that will happen.
Southern Patagonia Icefield is the 3rd largest icefield in the world behind Antartica and Greenland.
That Piece of ice is 270ft tall. We sat and stared at it for hours as huge chunks of ice fell off the wall.
This group of guys has spent the last 6 months driving that car down to Patagonia from Chicago. When we met them, there things were strewn about the road, nearly blowing away in the fierce winds. it doesn’t seem possible, but they can all sleep in the car at the same time and they have been doing so since the beginning of the trip, saving as much money as possible. When they get down to the southern tip of South America they plan on selling the car and flying back to finish up school