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Patagonia Trip - March 2011

From DFW to Patagonia and back, Tom and Karen recount their adventurous trip. It was a wonderful hiking trip on the Argentina side of Patagonia - trip AGA8 with Adventure Life.

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I had planned on bringing a cat, but this sign overrulled me
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Tom Monson
The MIA-DFW flight went off without a hitch. I skipped breakfast and slept nearly the whole way, Karen ate (I think) and continued reading her Nook. Luggage pick-up and the shuttle back to remote …
Cool signs - part 3
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Tom Monson
Today would take us from FTE to AEP, switch to EZE and then fly to MIA on the overnight. And we still wouldn't be home until tomorrow morning. Our driver arrived a few minutes later than our …
More cool signs
Author
Tom Monson
This morning would be the touristy part of our trip. No more trekking per se - although today's tour does have *multi-trek* in the name. A big tour bus picked us up in the morning -- I can't …
Couple on a trek to view Fitzroy
Author
Tom Monson
The original plan for the day had us trekking to a view point, but a combination of an overcast sky and Karen's knee had us modify the plan slightly. We trekked to the clearing point at the top of …
Snack time -- out of the wind!
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Tom Monson
We set off about 30 minutes early today because we wanted to be in front of the other group of hikers -- they had a big 15-20 person group and you don't want to be caught waiting at the rope …
Glacier fashion at its finest.
Author
Tom Monson
After a surprisingly restful sleep (remember this was Karen's first real night in a tent), we had a light breakfast and hoisted our packs onto our backs and set off. David took us slightly off trail …
Our cook -- great food
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Tom Monson
We had a very leisurely start to our first day of trekking. Departure time was 9:30, so we had plenty of time to eat a wonderful breakfast and get our gear situated. Since the next two nights would …
More of Fitz Roy!
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Tom Monson
A responsible traveler should have at least a basic understanding of the local language and for Spanish that is more than just saying *un momento por favor*. We were not responsible travelers …
I love these signs
Author
Tom Monson
Although we arrived a bit late, we had nothing pressing on our agenda for today, so a few hours didn't matter one way or the other. We did have the joy of landing right after a Qantas flight from …
Not our Llama -- but still photogenic.
Author
Tom Monson
My wife and I (hereafter referred to as Karen and Tom) had a very unproductive day at work on Friday as we counted down the hours. Finally a little after 3pm we left for the airport. We were flying …

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