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11. Posted by meeg (Budding Member 44 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Did I say south of Puerto Natales? I meant Puerto Montt

12. Posted by O-Stalker (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi meeg!

Yes, I'll probably fly into Puerto Montt. I was thinking about going next March because as you said: the season is pretty much over for this year. I hope March gives me a good compromise between the high season of December-February and when the season ends in May. I must say though: the thought of being snowed in appeals to me a bit. :-p Happened to me in Minneapolis earlier this year and I really enjoyed that forced break (of course there I stayed in a nice hotel and watched the snowstorm from inside while reading a good book.) :-)


13. Posted by samham (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Chris,
I just got done trekking around in the southern patagonian andes, so here was my take on what i experienced there. Keep in mind this was from april 7th to april13th (or so). Torres was excellent, at the higher altitudes we got a little snow, but generally it wasnt anything you couldnt deal with, just a bit blustery. there weren´t many people, and we only had to pay for camping on the last night at Pehoe (where the catamaran picks/drops you off), however we walkeed out along the southern route and really appreciated that. One of the Albergues was closed (that we stopped at) but the others were open, would recommend camping anyway. And in general it wasnt that crowded, we would pass some people during the day, and see others at the campground at night. So just two days after we finisheed there, we headed to El Chalten to try to do the same. And we got snowed out, the whole town actually shuts down (ie next to nothins is open) from around April 20th. Obviously we were there toi see the mountains, and with clouds and missed, we campedin ankle deep snow (after hiking through thigh deep), and got outta there the next day. So all im trying to say is, we had a great time laterin the season, as there werent too many people on the trail, but also be preparedd for shitty weather, cos we werent

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