© 2007 Shawn

Dec 21st Patagonia

Breakfast at El Pilar was typical Argentinian – bread and butter with rolls of ham and cheese. The hotel packed box lunches for us to take on our hike – more ham and cheese.

el pilar hotel el chalten hike to Fitz Roy

At 9:30am we started off on the hike to Fitz Roy. The wind was whipping along the river and we were wearing winter hats and windbreakers. The first part of the hike is along the shore of the river through forest and over rolling hills. The trees provide shelter from the wind and made for a comfortable and much warmer hike. Then the trail crosses a flat plain in the central valley between mountains. Between the plain and the river lies a campground. After crossing the river via a small bridge, we the trail turned up. At the top, we were treated to an amazing view of Fitz Roy, the glacier, and a beautiful glacial lake.

Fitz Roy Fitz Roy Fitz Roy

We were very happy when dinner time came at El Pilar. We had a great 3 course meal and bottle of wine.

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