Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lago Grey and Mirador de los Condores

Lago Pehoe and the Hosteria Pehoe connected to the mainland by a footbridge. The Cuernos del Paine (right) and Paine Grande (left) rise in cloud-shrouded majesty in the background.
Descending from the Mirador de los Condores toward the turquoise-blue Lago Pehoe.
Feeling the winds of Patagonia at the Mirador de los Condores above Lago Pehoe.
Salto Grande and rainbow.
Buffeted by the strong winds at the Salto Grande (waterfall) between Lago Nordenskjold and Lago Pehoe.
The powerful cataract of Salto Grande.
 The group at the foot of Lago Grey.
Icebergs in Lago Grey.
Grounded icebergs (tempanos) at the south end of Lago Grey. It was warm summer so lots of icebergs calved off the Grey Glacier and drifted to the south end of Lago Grey. The sharp spire in the background is called Punzon.
Beautiful morning reflections of the Cuernos del Paine in Lago Pehoe. I have never seen this lake so calm! Usually it's jade green in color with waves and whitecaps kicked up by strong westerly winds.

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