Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 7 On The W: And Now, The Exciting Conclusion...

Last night in the tent...last trail meals...last day hiking...and the rain that had threatened on Wednesday finally delivered on Thursday. We had a quick breakfast in the cucina/dining room, donned our rain-suits, and walked further up the trail to another mini-mirador. All rain, clouds and fog; you could barely see the glacier. We snapped a few pix, went back to the campground, de-camped in the rain, and then began the 7 hour (for us) trudge back to Paine Grande...then the return...waiting for the catamaran, the catamaran ride, waiting for the bus, then the 90 minute ride back to Puerto Natales. Unpacking in our room at Nikos' and setting things out to dry took another hour. But we were still quite pleased with having done the W.
At the mirador

A last look at Glaciar Grey; in view of the rain, the lack of
visibility, I took no further pix on the hike back to Paine

Aboard the catamaran; everyone soaked and cold but glad to
be headed back

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