Torres del Paine:
Hike Day 4: Hiking up the Ascencio Valley above
Refugio Chileno with Yuri, Marina and their son,
|Hike Day 4: Ascencio River||
Day 4: Dani took a photo of me at the base
of the Torres. We ate lunch here
while it was cloudy and windy. I
needed all of the additional layers I
had carried in my backpack to keep warm.
Day 4: As we were getting ready to leave,
Torres del Paine cleared up for 5 minutes
of postcard perfect conditions.
|Day 4: Moraine at the top of the trail to the Torres||
Day 4: Overlook of the valley and Andes
in the distance on the hike down.
|Day 4: Porcelain orchid (Chloraea magellanica)||
Hike Day 5: View of the valley with snow from the
previous night on the Andes in the distance
Day 5: Megan works on the perfect photo
with Liza's help. Megan was our
expert group selfie photographer and
kept the humor level up for the entire trek.
|Day 5: Ascencio Valley after snow||Day 5: Flowers on the hike||
Day 5: Liza, Seema, Felix and Nik crossing a
bridge over the Ascencio River on the way up
the Canyon. Liza stops for a photo.
|Day 5: Ascencio Valley Wall||Day 5: Ascencio Valley Wall||Day 5: Top of the Ascencio Valley|
|Day 5: Dog Orchids and snow||
Day 5: Torres del Paine in the Snow