The Desert For Dessert

It truly pained me to leave Patagonia.  As I’m sure you, my noble reader, are aware, certain places can strike a chord so to speak.  Patagonia is definitely such a place for me and high upon the list of places I want to go back to.  The fact that my last three days there were spent watching the rain douse Bariloche in no way diminishes my love for that storied and magical land.  Complements of

A Return To Patagonia

If that mountain looks familiar then maybe you own something from Ivon Chouinard’s collection.  If you don’t know who Ivon Chouinard is then I’ll give you a quick rundown.  He was preeminent in the golden age of Yosemite climbing and made first ascents with the likes of Fred Becky and Royal Robbins.  Later he started a some gear/clothing companies you might have heard of.  Most importantly he is proof positive that you don’t have to

Feeling Antarctic

It’s odd being back in the civilized world.  The desolation and isolation of the frozen continent is unlike anything I’ve ever before experienced. That’s not to say that there aren’t signs of life out there. Of course there are the penguins. On land they are about as goofy as any creature could be.  But once they get in the water they can really move. Below is my favorite penguin pic from the trip.  I know

To The Ends Of The Earth Whoopee!!!

You probably be all like “Take it easy Jafar” or something.  Hahahaha I dunno.  Greetings from Ushuaia: the southern most city in Argentina.  They say it’s the southernmost city in the world but Puerto Williams, Chile, would beg to differ.  Whatever, I’m bored and have like 4 hours before I board my boat to the frozen wastes of Antarctica and am trying to avoid the typical pre-travel activity of imbibing fermented malts.  I suspect I

Patagucci Pics

Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, mostly upon the Navimag Boat.   Spent some time in Torres Del Paine as well. These are also from TDP/Natales.  One of them has a fox and one is not Real…my math peeps should appreciate it. Finally some pictures of guanacos.  I got made fun of by the waitress in Puerto Natales when I called them guacanos by mistake.  I took a lot of pictures of them because they are