False Autumn in Patagonia
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False Autumn in Patagonia

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The fire that destroyed a large part of the forest in Torres del Paine National Park in Jan 2012 brought on an early autumn landscape there. These trees were mostly singed and might survive.

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A: Glacier Grey & Lago Grey

de Arroz Marisco, la 1.3 km distanta

Glacier Grey, which feeds the lake of the same name (Lago Grey) has a measured total area of 270 squa...

Glacier Grey & Lago Grey

B: GREY CLACIER - TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK - CHILE

de Iker Ordoño, la 2.4 km distanta

GREY GLACIER AT TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK, CHILEAN PATAGONIA

GREY CLACIER - TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK - CHILE

C: The Many Tarns on the Way to Glacier Grey

de Arroz Marisco, la 4.2 km distanta

In the distance, Galcier Grey is splited into 3 separate tongues by 2 nunataks before dipping into th...

The Many Tarns on the Way to Glacier Grey

D: Sunrise over Glacier Grey

de Arroz Marisco, la 4.7 km distanta

It was cloudy when I left early from Camp Paso in the morning but soon the clouds lifted and I was re...

Sunrise over Glacier Grey

E: Receding Storm over Lago Grey

de Arroz Marisco, la 5.9 km distanta

On the map it says "Fuertes Vientos" and I could not concur more - the wind really at gale force did ...

Receding Storm over Lago Grey

F: Torres Paine1

de luis davilla, la 6.3 km distanta

Grey lac in the torres paine national park.Chile

Torres Paine1

G: Patagonia Sunset over Lago Grey

de Arroz Marisco, la 6.8 km distanta

This spot is surely one of the windiest in the whole National Park of Torres del Paine. Battered by i...

Patagonia Sunset over Lago Grey

H: The Rapid Plunging Down to Galcier Grey

de Arroz Marisco, la 7.1 km distanta

After Gardner Pass, the trail drops almost 700 m vertically down through a dense beech forest before ...

The Rapid Plunging Down to Galcier Grey

I: Paso John Gardner

de Silvan Leinss, la 7.4 km distanta

Panorama taken 500m south-east, 300m above Paso John Gardner.

Paso John Gardner

J: The Valley Entrance to the Left Leg of the "W" Trek

de Arroz Marisco, la 7.7 km distanta

The left leg of the "W" trek begins with a well-formed trail that runs in this bowl-shaped valley bef...

The Valley Entrance to the Left Leg of the "W" Trek

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Text by Steve Smith.

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