Bus or Bust?

Experience number 1 – Have 7:30am bus tickets from Esquel to Bariloche. Arrive at bus station at 7am. Look around for our bus company’s bus, don’t see it, but no big deal, we’re super early. Sit around for 20 minutes and wonder if our bus is going to be late. There are only two other […]

Grapevine Canopy

A quick pic of this week’s accommodations in Mendoza.

Patagonian Finale

The Perito Moreno Glacier

We felt like we could stare at it for days on end. So beautiful and awe inspiring it was difficult not to take a theoretical second to ponder our miniscule existence. It’s scope is difficult to grasp. This giant blue mass flows from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field (which is […]

Day 3 and back to El Chalten

We decided (through suggestion) to wake up pre-dawn for a hike to Laguna de los Tres. Named for the three lakes you can see along the way it was supposed to be a leisurely hour to the base of another melt lake. We set the alarm for 4:30am, bundled up and hit the road shortly […]

Day 2 (con’t)

I think we slept in until after 10am in a hot tent after that first climb, the longest nights sleep so far I believe. Obviously much needed because our bodies didn’t respond with normal rations of shut-eye until at least 3 nights after we got back. After backtracking a bit we came up to the […]

The River Wild

The first hike was the toughest, by far. But it wasn’t until day 2 that I cried.

This occurred around the time that our trail map showed what appeared to be a simple river crossing. As it turned out, it wasn’t so simple. I’d call it more of a raging river, and there certainly was […]

Real Mountaineers

The first day’s hike (or what I now feel is more appropriately called a “mountaineering excusion”) began on private land just outside of the Glacier National Park boundaries. For this reason, the “trail” was merely marked by strategically placed piles of rock indicating that yes, in fact, other humans had passed this way before. […]

Glaciar National Park

Map of our 3 night/4 day trekking adventure! Day 1 starts at the top right (North East) in purple and heads West towards camp followed by an afternoon hike. Day 2 is in blue and backtracks East and then South with a stopoff/river-crossing before camp. Day 3, in orange, started with a sunrise […]

Hippieville

After El Bariloche and the shockingly hilly bike ride which had me walking my bike up the hills by the end middle of the circuit, we made our way to El Bolson, where we found ourselves enveloped in the aroma of patchouli and dreadlocks.

As if the marathon of a bike ride two days earlier […]

Bariloche and El Bolson

Bariloche was a very cool spot. It was a bit touristy but at the same time, had it’s charm. The city center seemed a bit of a ‘trap’ but near our hostel and beyond, it was a much needed change of pace for us. We had been scurrying around the four corners of Brazil and […]