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How to Prepare for Hiking in Patagonia

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You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy hiking on a trip to Patagonia. A little investment in your overall fitness before you go can pay dividends in what you can accomplish out on the trail and how much more you can enjoy this adventure of a lifetime. In return for this investment before you go, you will ge...
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Getting In, Out, and Around Patagonia

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"All good things are wild and free" - Henry David Thoreau  Part of Patagonia's appeal is its remote location. South America's southern frontier offers wild spaces, jagged peaks, pristine rivers and sleepy mountain towns. Patagonia straddles Argentina and Chile with both sides offering worthy stops. The majority of travelers goin...
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Logistics of the Carretera Austral

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So you want to drive the Carretera Austral. What's next?  Road trips have long been a favorite American past time and there's always a sense of adventure that goes along with taking an epic road trip. The Southern Highway, or Ruta 7, in Chile begins in Puerto Montt and ends in Villa O'Higgins, traveling over 700 miles through some of the ...
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How to Include Parque Patagonia in Your Chile Itinerary

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 "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." —Edward Abbey  In January 2018 Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President and CEO of Tompkins Conservation, signed the decrees creating Pumalín National Park a...
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A Guide to El Chalten and Fitz Roy

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The colorful mountain town of El Chalten is located right near Argentina's border with Chile in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park. Bordering the Southern Ice Field, the third largest mass of ice on the planet, the landscape around this town is rugged, dramatic, and impressive. Known as the trekking capital of Argentina, El Chaltén means "smo...
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