El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina, December 29, 2017

It was another long drive -600 km so we left at 6 am.  Our group has been so good at respecting the times and being ready to go, usually early-


Driving through Patagonia is sooooo boring.  It's the same thing over and over: a whole lot of nothing-


and more nothing!!


Excellent pavement would all of a sudden be gravel and with the truck, the best we can manage is about 30 km/hour.  It takes forever.  There has been a lot of rain in a few areas.  The river was very  swollen.  Glad we weren't camping around here-


The men out for a pee-


Two guanaco caught in the act-


As we finally approached El Chelten, we could see a glacier and this lake with floating blue icebergs-


An armadillo crossed the road so we stopped for a look-


Beautiful mountains really carved close to El Chelten-


Another glacier-


I've upgraded again - it's about 9 degrees with a strong wind and a slight drizzle.  Good for me I say!  I'm planning on attempting the Fitz Roy hike in the morning, at least to stage 1 which is 2 hours one way but will allow me to see the peaks.

P.S.-

Nico ran into the Nichol family on the plane on the way to Mexico!





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