We sure hoped we'd find some ice to climb in the early season.
After leaving El Chaltén we headed to the commercial town of El Calafate where we now, to our delight, had a spacious room with a king-size bed courtesy of our travel agent's recommendation (Agent: Swoop Patagonia, Hotel Kosten Aike). Because we hadn't been able to get up close to any of the glaciers we hiked... Continue Reading →
We discovered glaciers, wild cows, a historic building, fossils, and ice pellets on our way up Cerro Zapata.
Hmm, the Wilderness Office guy said as he went down the line to ask what routes hikers were requesting permits for. Should be okay... Nobody else is asking about Half Dome today...
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." - John Muir. My trip report of the entire JMT and side trips. Itinerary, trip planning notes, photos.
A 3-hr orientation hike, destination: abandoned ashram somewhere in the Mojave-Kern, the "land of cloud-nourished trees and wild things that live without drink..."