Posted by: Larzizou | April 5, 2008

Patagonia II, Argentina

More or less based on a backpacker’s idea of which places a trip to Patagonia entails, we leave El Calafate at dusk to El Chalten, the self-proclaimed ¨capital of trekking¨. For nature lovers such as us, it is not surprising. More gorgeous landscapes, surrealistic colors to come.

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Grown on a cliff. Would not like to be there the day the tree falls. Another evidence that trekking is dangerous and should be avoided.

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The Chorrillo del Salto trek is 3km long and can be done, round trip, in about an hour and a half. The shortest there is in El Chalten. This tells you how much of a trekker I am.

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How high is this waterfall ?

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Not very high. It seems even shorter after having visited the Victoria and Iguazu Falls. But I have walked for it. So I stay on a rock and observe it for half an hour. I like to think of myself as a sophist.

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And the way back… Knowing that the pain you have to endure is dwindling is always comforting.
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