Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ruta 40 To El Calafate

On Saturday, February 4, we took the short hop (three hours) bus from El Chalten to El Calafate. With seats #1 & #2 we had a great view of the scenery.
Such as it was; most of the time it looked like this

But south and west, mountains

Big mountains

Eventually we figured out we were seeing Lago Viedma
and Fitz Roy from a new angle

Viedma Glacier entering Lago Viedma

Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from the east

Outflow from Viedma

"So are you sure we're not in Wyoming?"

Not with  color like this

End of someone's trip

Now looking over Lago Argentina

Glacier Perito Moreno somewhere over there

The road going ever on

Entering El Calafate

Calafate TI

Capital of glaciers in the southern unit of the
humongous Parque Nacional los Glaciares

Our new home for three nights, the Hosteria Posada Karut Josh;
pretty nice, actually; corrugated aluminum was a construction
necessity here years back, as in New Zealand; now it's more a
heritage statement

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