Kayaking Upsala Lake during a mini ‘tsunami’ and living to tell the tale. Even better, exaggerating the story amongst ourselves over dinner that night.
The challenges of biking the Ruta de los Siete Lagos (7 Lakes Route) over 3 days.
Reconnecting with the joys of camping. There’s just nothing quite like surviving in the great outdoors.
An impromptu hike to a quiet lake on the outskirts of Esquel, Argentina with some new local friends.
Hiking Fitz Roy by day and having conversations with fellow travelers by night. Nothing else is more beautiful in this world.
6. Spending time in Bariloche with new friends hiking, swimming, hitchhiking, and enjoying the scenery.
The views of this Lake District hub in Argentina were stunning. It didn’t hurt to make some great friends along the way in Esquel and some of the other smaller towns along the way. Lots of time for reflection at this point, being halfway through the trip.
7. Meeting my mom in Buenos Aires and hiking throughout the lakes district.
Speaking of appreciating people, seeing my mom after 2 months without her was just as incredible. It’s repetitive but worthwhile. Appreciate the good people in your life with love to give and receive.