February 11, 2019
Although I had a great weekend of skiing with all the fresh snow in the PNW, I’m still a little jealous of our two trekking teams down in Patagonia. The great photos just keep rolling in and there are a lot of smiles. Jonathan and his crew made a trip up into the Bader and French Valleys over the weekend in Torres del Paine. Weather has improved, which means so have the views. I guess the photos depict that. They’ve made it to Refugio Grey where there may be a little bit of kayaking and glacier hiking on the horizon.
Charlotte and her team cruised around El Chalten and did a couple of day hikes to some lookouts of the Fitz Roy Massif and the surrounding area. They also spent a little time dialing in gear for the final leg of their trip, the Huemul Circuit. This is a four-day trek that leaves directly out of El Chalten and is going to cover some incredible terrain that is a little bit more “off the beaten path.” I don’t expect that this private trekking group will be sharing the trail with too many people, super sweet. Charlotte said that they hiked “…11 miles to a gorgeous campsite at Lago Torro. Team is strong and healthy, weather is gorgeous.” Did I mention I’m just a little jealous of this? Wow, nice work to everybody down south of the equator this weekend.