Who Was Toni Rohrer?

While certainly an expert mountaineers’ paradise, San Lorenzo can also offer less expert trekkers a taste of the wilderness life. From Luis Soto and Lucy Gomez‘s home, one can hike up a relatively easy path for a few hours and emerge, suddenly, at Refugio Toni Rohrer. Idyllic and mystical, set on the fringes of the fringes of … Continue reading

Endangered Species and the Patagonian Desert

02/03/2014 – Reserva Nacional Tamango – Cochrane, Chile The Patagonian desert! Is this an oxymoron? We were instantly transported back to day trekking just outside of Santiago in Central Chile. Parched, dusty, and brutal sun. No freshwater cascades to be found anywhere, an anomaly for Southern Patagonia. We were fortunate enough to cross paths with a huemul … Continue reading

Hiking the O in Torres del Paine

Thanks again to We Said Go Travel for publishing this entry… from awhile ago.    

Parque Nacional Hornopirén – Lago Pinto Concha

Parque Nacional Hornopirén

A relaxing stroll on the bank of Lago Pinto Concha in Parque Nacional Hornopirén. Also a bird was hanging out on my leg for awhile.

Parque Nacional Hornopirén – The Ascent

camping Parque Nacional Hornopirén

Parque Nacional Hornopirén presented one of the most challenging hikes I’ve ever done – A swampy, uphill 9 KM climb to Lago Pinto Concha. Stunning views and millennial alerces were the reward.

Carretera Austral – Hornopirén

After eating far too much at the curanto, I decided it would probably be a good idea to get some exercise by backpacking in Parque Nacional Hornopirén, a little traversed national park in Northern Chilean Patagonia. There are a few ways to get to the park, but we chose the by land route through Puerto … Continue reading

Torres del Paine – French Valley

One of my favorite days I have been alive – avalanches, ascents, and Patagonian Rainbow Dust in the French Valley.

Torres del Paine – Torres to Cuernos

Lake Nordensjkold Torres del Paine

Day two of the Torres del Paine journey.

Torres del Paine National Park – The Torres

The Torres

The world famous Torres del Paine – day 1 of 4 trekking days in the park, where I saw the famous Torres closeup.

Parque Nacional Huerquehue – Sendero Los Lagos (Take 1)

Lago Verde

As my brother and I tackled Sendero Los Lagos for the first time, we paid no attention to the pouring rain, the mist, and the strange winds that accented our journey.

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