Running and Trekking in Patagonia

I've just returned from trekking and running in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina, which offered some of the most dramatic, breathtaking views of nature I've ever seen. If you ever have a chance to visit this amazing, remote part of the world, Go!

The trip has changed and filled me in ways I'm not even sure I realize yet--that's what pure, stunning beauty does to you. Best of all, I experienced it with longtime and new friends. Here are some photos from Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile and Glacier Perito Moreno in El Calafate, Argentina...

(L to R) Halina, Melissa and I in Torres Del Paine

(L to R) Halina, Melissa and I in Torres Del Paine

View from our hotel, Explora Patagonia, which I highly recommend. My room overlooked the Salto Chico waterfall, which lulled me to sleep each night. Simply divine. 

View from our hotel, Explora Patagonia, which I highly recommend. My room overlooked the Salto Chico waterfall, which lulled me to sleep each night. Simply divine. 

A full day's hike to the base of the towers in Torres Del Paine. No filters here--the water really is this milky turquoise color. 

A full day's hike to the base of the towers in Torres Del Paine. No filters here--the water really is this milky turquoise color. 

The W circuit in Torres Del Paine

The W circuit in Torres Del Paine

Glacier trekking in Argentina 

Glacier trekking in Argentina 

Ten-mile road run in El Calafate, Argentina

Ten-mile road run in El Calafate, Argentina