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Pictures of Torres del Paine

In February 2000 I spent a little over a week back-packing in Torres del Paine, a national park in the far south of Chile. The park is home to a spectacular range of granite mountains, the last gasp of the Andes, and the famous granite towers. Unfortunately it was cloudy the day I hiked up to see the Torres so I don't have any good pictures of them. Still, I present you with some of the other amazing wonders of the park.

Valle Frances 1 (80k). A high mountain valley, ringed by mountains and heavily glaciated.

Valle Frances 2 (92k). Another view, of Los Cuernos, which peer over the entrance to the valley.

Los Cuernos. Los Cuernos from the lakes below.

Glaciar Gray (92k) The park sits at the southern end of the South American ice cap.

Lago Pehoe (70k) The mountains are ringed by these lovely lakes, colored emerald by the run-off.

The Forest (166k) Parts of the park are covered with these squat decidous trees.

Ottoway Sound (74k) Near Punta Arenas. Not in Torres del Paine.

Fences in Patagonia. Most of Patagonia is flat grassland which extends to the horizon.

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Torres del Paine Links

Cinemascope Pictures of Chile. Amazingly sharp and colorful photos of Chile with some great photos of Torres del Paine.

JustLikeBeingThere.com, great high resolution pictures of Chile.

More Pictures of Torres del Paine. From a couple who took a vacation there in 1994. Includes pics of the Torres themselves and some of the surrounding wildlife.

Go Chile on Torres. A short description of the park from a chile tourism site.

Boots'n All trip report on Torres del Paine. From a backpacker's website with good info on travel details and hikes to take within the park.

Epinions on Torres del Paine

Or, you can look for yourself. I found all of these links doing a Google search on "torres del paine.

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