Recalling Patagonia’s Glaciar Grande

It’s hot in Ljubljana these days, the temperatures still pushing 30 and higher. Having spent the vast majority of the past 11 months at higher elevations or cooler climes, the heat doesn’t bother me.

But it’s still nice to think about some place cooler while unpacking boxes and when strolling through the late summer windless warmth. Places like the Glaciar Grande in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park.

In case you missed it, this was from the last post of a three-part series published early last year on easy but extremely picturesque day hikes from El Chalten in the southern reaches of Argentine Patagonia. The other two highlighted the Fitz Roy Trail and the Laguna Torre Trail. If you enjoy remote mountain wilderness and glaciers, check ’em out.

And if you plan to visit, do so soon. Like much of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field on which it sits, it’s melting quickly.

For the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 606th straight, was snapped in February 2013.

 

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