About 13km into the Andes Trek

Our hike is starting to get closer to our quarry. The destination inside the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares are the isolated peaks of FItz Roy.

Every few kilometers the terrain can change drastically. Because all the land around here is recently glaciated, the soil is very fresh and full of life. The strange mountain formations make for unpredictable weather patterns and cloud/fog formations across the landscapes. Even better, we are here in the middle of autumn, so many of the leaves are turning.

It’s always a welcome relief to take off my pack, set it down, and then wander about for some photos. I grabbed this one along the way to share with you all.

I noticed that the Wikipedia entry for Monte Fitz Roy said, “the weather in the area is exceptionally inclement and treacherous”. No shit. Wait until you see the shot I upload tomorrow. It was taken after 16km of walking in a single day after waking up to -7 degrees at 4:30 AM from a tent that contained the heavily scented noxious scents of the one and only Yuri.

About 13km into the Andes Trek

  • casusan

    Super fantastic Trey! Amazing colors! Can’t wait to see the rest over the next few months! We fans are still waiting for a pic of Yuri – are you by any chance waiting till he jets off somewhere?

  • Absolutely splendid! One of my favorite images of yours. Good time for HDR.


  • Simply amazing, my favorite of all time!

  • Cool – thanks! Glad it is your favorite Trevor! I’ve had bad internet down here – so sorry I don’t always get to respond to the comments!

  • Trey, so are so blessed to be on such an exciting voyage!Thanks for sharing the experience with us all.

  • Deb

    SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I am simply amazed! Thank you for sharing with us. Take care out there but have a good time! I know you will.

  • Ed

    There goes the magic again. All you are missing is a little hobbit sitting on one of the rocks then this can pass for a scene in lord of the ring. Amazing as always man.

  • Awesome Trey! Must be so sureal!!

  • Amazingly awesome photo, Trey!!! What an adventure you are having! What a beautiful spot you have had the privilege to view and share with us!!!! Sounds like you are having TOOOOO MUCH FUN with your roommate, lol. Brrrr, that’s awfully cold to be in a tent. Take care and stay safe in all that rugged beauty. We sure are enjoying the pictures you are sharing with us. God bless you and keep you safe, well, and warmer!!

  • Facebook User

    Love this one! Really wonderful colors and contrasts.

  • I think I see Yuri!! oh wait, that’s just a boulder…

  • Wow!

  • Dragon

    Awesome photo! I think its one of your best!

  • Gary

    You really captured the magic beauty of the Andes.
    Looking forward of many more wonderful pics.

  • thanks all – glad you like this one as much as me. I held up the other hikers for an extra 30 minutes while I grabbed a few shots in this area. It was like a nice little japanese garden!

  • What a beautiful photo.. The colors are amazing, very well done. The wide angle effect adds a great effect.
    Splendid image, fun to watch.

  • This is something we all can enjoy about you, that is the beautiful shots u choose to share with us. Hang in there -7 now I can’t feel my fingers thinking of that cold… What a stark change this is from the Glaciers. I wish I where there to enjoy it in person like the rest of your group here I know does, although I will stay in my Warm House and look out over my Lake instead and thank you for bringing it to us all using your wonderful technique. Thanks Trey! Stay safe and tell Yuri to roll out the door next time…LOL!

  • Wow! That looks so enchanted, like something out of a movie that never really exists. Makes you think something magical is just over that ridge in a wonderful valley. Thanks so much for taking the time to keep us updated on your 300 baud modem!

  • As you know, I have been following your stuff for a while now. Man, I LOVE this one! What a beautiful place and a great subject for your beautiful art and style. Wonderful!!!


  • A beautiful shot… superb blue mountain and autumn leaves. Nice composition and colors of nature, i like it.

  • One of my favorites!

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