I’m adventuring for about two weeks in Patagonia!

Ahh… another adventure!  This time I’ll be hiking with four Russians through the wiles of the edges of South America.

I’ve never been to South America.  How is this possible?  I don’t know… but I am now remedying that.  In fact, I’ve never been south of Costa Rica, and I have posted a favorite from there today.  That is of a volcano up near the border of Nicaragua.

Anyway, I’ll be spending a few days in Buenos Aires, Argentina before heading up into the Andes and edging into Peru.  There will be a lot of hiking, camping, and waking up at sunrise to shoot the glaciers.

Here’s a bit of a funny story about this trip.  So, I have a good Libertarian Kenyan friend who hooked me up with some of her simpatico friends in Argentina.  I mentioned that I was going to be doing some hiking in the Andes and I might pick up a sleeping bag while there, so I would not have to check one with my luggage.  They, in turn, hooked me up with one of the world’s top mountain climbers who was very nice.  He sent me an email saying he has the perfect sleeping bag for me in Buenos Aires and it would cost $700.  I thought “Jeez!”  And so then I got myself embroiled in this international chain of emails trying to figure out why a sleeping bag costs so much… like I am Buzz Aldrin camping on the moon or something.

Anyway, this chain of Libertarians has been very nice, but I decided to make it easy on everyone, so I just went to REI here in Austin to get something that should keep me and my camera gear cozy as I wait for the sunrise…

The Arenal Volcanic Plume

  • Have an awesome time Trey – and let me know the secret about that 700 bucks sleeping bag! Hope your REI one keeps you warm. Looking forward to see your work!

  • Enjoy your trip, Trey. Would you mind taking some shots over there to share with us? 😛

  • You will love it…We love Argentina, the steaks and wine are outstanding and so inexpensive.If you have time, try to get to El Calafeta. I’m very jealous aside from Easter Island, that has to be one of our favorite places, Enjoy your time, and looking forward to seeing your pictures.

  • Deb

    Great picture! You have a good time down south and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful pictures you are going to take.

  • Indibang

    Enjoy your trip. That sleeping bag may be a nice room. We will look forward for good shots. Have fun, Trey.

  • Have fun!! Don’t drink the water!!!!

  • How wonderful, Trey!!!! Love the picture! So much to see down there. Enjoy your trip and have a great time. We’ll be waiting for those beautiful pic’s 😉

  • casusan

    Have a super good trip Trey! Can’t wait for the new pics!

  • So if you’re out there, how will you update your site?!? But knowing you, you have that all figured out. Eitherway, it would be worth it to see some of your photos from Patagonia. Thanks as always for sharing your photos!

  • Lol, I hope you don’t freeze here it gets whicked cold up there! have fun man.. your so blessed to get to go on all these adventures, glad you don’t take it for granted

  • Gary Quiroga

    While in South America do not forget to visit the Madidi National Park in Bolivia and the Salar of Uyuni in Potosi-Bolivia.
    Have a great trip!

    G Quiroga
    03 26 09

  • you’re inspirational and make me want to take time out and travel for extended periods of time.

  • Hehe thanks all! It will be a while before I can edit any pics to upload… but I will do it as soon as I can for sure.

  • Wow, once again I am impressed!

  • Joe

    Enjoy your trip!! and I hope you hire a travel agency in Peru. Last year I traveled to this country and took a lot of tours of the agency TurPeru that gave me an excellent service. I recommend you, its website is http://www.turperu.com.pe ..Peru is an amazing country that everybody must know.

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