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    La costanera

    by elpariente Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Es muy agradable darse un paseo por La Costanera , que está al borde del canal Señoret y desde allí se puede ver la cordillera de los Andes y se puede entrever Torres del Paine y el Campo de Hielo Sur
    It is very nice to take a walk in the Costanera , that is besides the Señoret channel , and from there you may see the Andes range and you may distinguish the Torres del Paine mountains and the South Ice Field

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    Lago Pehoe

    by ezaguryk Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Its blue emerald or plomizo green color gives account of the virgins of its waters. The color of the water is because it comes from glaciers and the minerals contained give that color him

    Su azul esmeralda o verde plomizo dan cuenta de lo vírgenes de sus aguas. El color del agua es debido a que viene de glaciares y los minerales contenidos le dan ese color

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    Cuernos del Paine

    by ezaguryk Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    Horns of the Paine you can observe in its ends black rock; this is due to the tectonic forces and glacial that carved this bulk. It does something more than ten million years, this type of sedimentary rock covered ample areas in the region. At some moment these rocks had contact with the magma of the interior of the Earth which gave form to granite rocks. Soon, the colossal pressures of the planet made raise these impressive mountains that today we know like the Towers of the Paine.

    When the glacial eras arrived, the ice covered the entire region. They only excelled the tops of the highest mountains. When retiring the ice, in the open left the granite, on which the black rock was conserved that had not been covered by the freezing.
    Due to the previous today we can appreciate enormous Towers with different colors in a same bulk, which without a doubt is one of the greater quiet spectacles of the Patagónica nature

    Cuernos del Paine puedes observar en sus puntas roca negra, esto es debido
    A las fuerzas tectónicas y glaciales que esculpieron este macizo. Hace algo más de diez millones de años, este tipo de roca sedimentaria cubría amplias áreas en la región. En algún momento dichas rocas tuvieron contacto con el magma del interior de la tierra lo que dio forma a las rocas de granito. Luego, las colosales presiones del planeta hicieron elevarse estas impresionantes montañas que hoy conocemos como las Torres del Paine.

    Cuando llegaron las eras glaciales, el hielo cubrió toda la región. Sólo sobresalían las cimas de las montañas más altas. Al retirarse el hielo, dejó al descubierto el granito, sobre el cual se conservó la roca negra que no había sido cubierta por la glaciación.

    Debido a lo anterior hoy podemos apreciar enormes Torres con diferentes colores en un mismo macizo, lo que sin duda es uno de los mayores espectáculos silenciosos de la naturaleza Patagónica.

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    Trekking to the Base Torres del Paine

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 21, 2005

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    This Park has one of most beautiful areas doing trekking (hiking), it have a footpaths that offers gorgeous landscapes that cross Pampas, forests, rivers and lagoons existing numerous blizzard. I did the base of the paine, was incredible 4 hours walking to get to the top, had a excellent lunch in front of the Torres and the way back

    Este Parque posee una de las más hermosas área para hacer trekking ( excursionismo), el camino a la base de las torres ofrece bellísimos senderos que cruzan pampas, bosques, ríos y lagunas , existiendo numerosos ventisqueros. Yo subí a la base del las torres, el camino es de 4 horas hasta la cima, el mejor almuerzo, con vista panorámica a las torres y después de vuelta al campamento

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    Viewpoint Nordenskjold Lake

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 14, 2005

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    This viewpoint gives to a wonderful vision of the bulk and the Cuernos del Paine, like also of the water mirror, that is the lake of the same name, that that extends on its feet.

    Mirador Lago Nordenskjold : Este mirador nos da una visión maravillosa del macizo y los Cuernos del Paine, como también del espejo de agua, que es el lago del mismo nombre, que ese extiende a sus pies.

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    Laguna Amarga

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 14, 2005

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    One of the entrances to the National Park Towers of the Paine, the name of the lagoon it is due to its bitter flavor, with high contents of salts, which are concentrated by evaporation, leaving a white layer in the border that contrasts with the color of the lagoon. From here you can appreciate a very pretty view of the Towers of the Paine.

    Una de entradas al Parque nacional Torres del Paine, Su nombre se debe a su sabor amorgo, con alto contenidos de sales, que se concentran por evaporación, dejando una capa blanca en la orilla que contrasta con el color de la laguna. Desde aquí puedes apreciar una vista muy linda de las Torres del Paine.

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    Cascada Rio Paine

    by ezaguryk Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    Cascade comes from the Paine River, which goes has to end to the Pehoe Lake, its majesty is frightened at the always-latent image of the mountainous bulk of the Paine combine with the cascade it it wonderful.

    Una de las mejores vistas de las Torres del Paine que puedes obtener en un recorrido en carro, esta forma saltos y tiene rápidos de agua de color verde plomizo, que hacen esta visita inolvidable.

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    Glaciar Grey

    by ezaguryk Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    The Glacier was born in the South ice field; it forms a mass of 4 km wide and 30 mts of height. You can take a boat in the Hosteria Grey that makes a navigation of the lake and the glacier lasts 3 hours and cost of 60$. Also there are other excursions where you can walk on the glacier the tour it is 8 hours walk.

    Morena lagoon grey: it is where finishes the lake of the glacier, in the border concentrates icebergs that it gives off
    The glacier and you can observe the glacier if you have good weather.

    Nacido en el campo de hielo sur, forma una masa de 4 km de ancho y mas 30 mts de altura. Puedes tomar una lancha en la Hosteria Grey que realiza una navegación del lago y el glaciar dura 3 horas y con un costo de 60$. También hay otras excursiones donde puedes caminar sobre el glaciar 8 horas de caminata.

    Morena del lago Grey: Una playa donde termina el lago del glaciar Grey, en la orilla se concentran témpanos de hielo que se desprende de el y puedes observar si tienes buen tiempo el glaciar.

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    Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

    by ezaguryk Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    The National Park Towers of the Paine, declared Patrimony of the Humanity, is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and moving places of our planet. This is a spectacular park, remote and mysterious.

    PAINE means blue, name that gives to the Indians tehuelches

    In this park you have many wonders that you must visit, like: Paine cascade, the Horns of the Paine, the Towers of the Paine, Salto grande, Salto chico, glacier Grey, Pehoe Lake.

    El Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad, es sin duda uno de los lugares más hermosos y sobrecogedores de nuestro planeta. Este espectacular parque, remoto y misterioso.

    PAINE significa azul, nombre que le dan los indios tehuelches

    En este parque tienes muchas maravillas que visitar, como:
    Cascada Paine, los Cuernos del Paine, las Torres del Paine, salto grande salto chico, glaciar Grey, Lago Pehoe.

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    Glaciar Serrano

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 9, 2005

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    After 3 hours of navigation you arrive to Puerto Toro, walking 1,000 meters, through a wonderful native forest until the border of a lagoon full iceberg, end of the way is a viewpoint where you can enjoy the Serrano glacier.

    In the half way to the viewpoint, there is company hat rent zodiacs, they take you very near to the glacier spectacular view even you can touch it and also a ride through the icebergs. Do not lose the opportunity to take it worth it.
    The ice icebergs can be in different parts from the lagoon, depending on the wind of the previous night, inclusively being there taking the ride the icebergs can moved from place and have to look for other way out.

    Después de 3 horas de navegación se atraca en el muelle de Puerto Toro, caminando 1.000 metros, a través de un maravilloso bosque nativo hasta la orilla de la laguna llena de témpanos, al final hay un mirador donde puedes disfrutar el glaciar Serrano.

    En el trayecto al mirador, hay una compañía de renta zodiacs, te pasean acerca del glaciar hasta puedes tocarlo y a través de los témpanos de hielo. No pierdas la oportunidad de tomarlo vale la pena.

    Los témpanos de hielo pueden estar en distintas partes de la laguna, dependiendo del viento de la noche anterior, inclusive estando allí paseando por los témpanos se pueden mover i cerrar el paso y tener que salir por otra parte

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    Glaciar Balmaceda

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 9, 2005

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    Hill and Balmaceda glacier, the hill has a height of 2035mts, by the Eastern side you will find the Glacier Balmaceda that is in backward movement like almost all glaciers of the world

    Cerro y glaciar Balmaceda, el cerro tiene una altura de 2035mts, por el lado oriental de la cumbre se descuelga el colosal Glaciar que se encuentra en retroceso como casi todo los glaciares del mundo

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    Wharf Braun and Blanchard

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 8, 2005

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    The Braun and Blanchard Company built this wharf around 1910. the company’s steamboats docked here. Laden with supplies for the wholesale general store that was owned by the firm Natales.

    This wharf, as well as other docks built in the regain, greatly facilitated shipping during this period.

    Estructura construida por la firma mencionada (1910), para la decepcionar el arribo de vapores cargados de mercancía que abastecían la casa mayorista de ramos generales en Natales.

    Este muelle junto a otros establecidos en la comarca, hicieron expedita la agitada faena marítima que se vivía en esa época

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    Natural Monument Cueva del Milodon

    by ezaguryk Updated Feb 8, 2005

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    An imposing cavern of 30m of height, 80m wide and 200 of bottom, located in slope of the Benítez hill. In this place, captain Eberhard found, in 1896, pieces of skin in notable conservation, an also some bones, hairs and excrements of a prehistoric animal called Milodon

    Una imponente caverna de 30m de altura, 80 m de ancho y 200 de fondo, situada en la ladera de cerro Benítez. En este lugar, el capitán Eberhard encontró, en 1896, trozos de piel en notable estado de de conservación, además de huesos, pelos y excrementos de un animal prehistórico llamado Milodon.

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    Navegatión Glaciares Balmaceda y Serrano

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 8, 2005

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    A wonderful navigation by the Seno of the Last Hope, in the port you can take the boat (21 of May) towards the Glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano. In the passage, you can see colonies of marine wolves and cormoranes, a nice stroll until arriving at the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano. The tour departs from the port at 8:30 am and arrives to Natales at 6:00pm

    Una maravillosa navegación por el Seno de la Última Esperanza, en el puerto se toma un barco (21 de mayo) hacia los Glaciares Balmaceda y Serrano. En el trayecto, puedes ver colonias de lobos marinos y cormoranes, hasta llegar a los glaciares Balmaceda y Serrano. El tour sale a las 8:00 am y llega a natales otra vez de 6:00 pm

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    Lago Nordenskjold

    by jsepulve Updated Jan 6, 2005

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    This is a beautiful milky-blue lake. It has this color because it is water from a glacier. This is the beautiful view that you get to enjoy on the 4 hour hike from Hosteria Las Torres to Refugio y Camping Los Cuernos. It isn't too bad, but the last part of the hike gets somewhat hard and my feet were hurting a lot torwards the end.

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