Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We´re back!

We´ve survived our trek on the "W", the primary trail running through the beautiful Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, here in southern Chile.

As it was our first ever overnight backpacking trip, we probably bit off a bit more than was advisable, since it´s a 5 day, 4 night adventure. There are places at which you can buy (very, very overpriced) supplies should the need arise, but other than some bread, we went the whole time without purchasing anything.

That said, as it was our first backpacking trip, we were treated to the following:
More Rain
Even More Rain
Moderate Breezes
Gale Force Winds
Hurricane Force Gusts
Yet Again More Rain
Dust Storms
Getting Blown Over (Literally) By Wind (Several Times)
Lots of Hills
50 Miles of Hills

And more...

But, we had a great time overall, made some friends, and most importantly, survived.

We´ll write more later on. Tomorrow we fly up to Santiago and will spend the last couple of days of our trip there and in nearby Valparaíso.


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