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The Magic of Torres del Paine

Greetings from Patagonia…wish you were here!

Photo taken in November 2003 during a trek in the famous Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile.

Hidden at the far southern tip of Chile is home to Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most insanely beautiful parks in the world.  In this remote, windswept region of nowhereland, you can experience four seasons in a day and winds so powerful that they knock you down.  It is one of the most spectacular settings possible for trekking yet extremely difficult to reach.

As you drive through the barren pampa land without seeing much of any sign of civilization, the park magically appears out of the sky.  When you drive along the long, gravel round entering the park this is the view you see:  Unforgetable.

Written by thirdeyemom

To read more about my adventures trekking in Torres del Paine, please visit my main travel blog at www.thirdeyemom.com where I will be writing and documenting this trip soon.

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2 comments

  1. Rob Rogers

    I remember the drive out there, the first glimpse of the park, the hiking, the blue lagos, the peaks, the glaciers. Of course I also remember the blisters, the constant feeling of hunger, the cold at night, and getting lost repeatedly…… But who am I kidding, I loved every minute of my time there, and would do it again in a heartbeat.

    • Yes truly a magical place. I also went to Argentina twice and loved it yet Torres del Paine was my favorite national park for trekking. Wish I could go back and sure someday I will!

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