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Leslie Clampitt  Let's go on an adventure! - ✈️🚞🚘. Weekend getaways/staycation ideas from a Dallasite

Finally!!! I am posting the last day of the famous “W” Trek in #TorresDelPaine National Park which was the longest and most tiring day (and most difficult of the hike). From a beautiful morning sunrise to icy conditions as we neared Las Torres (the Three towers for which the park is named), there was a lot of layering on and off of jackest. The top was so cold and my feet wet and tired, but it was so worth it for all of the views and feeling of accomplishment with such an amazing group trekking with me through @ecocamp . Such an amazing adventure and what a way to end it!
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More of Day 4 from our #Wtrek with @ecocamp .
The first video are the guanacos on the other side of the hill from the puma we saw later.
The second image includes the flamingos (yes Flamingos!) far in the distance who live in the Park year around. They are not the most social birds, so it was difficult to get a picture with out a better lens. .
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Can you spot the puma?
Day 4 of our #Wtrek was a wildlife day where we got as close as about 25-30 feet from a puma (not on purpose) as it was trying to figure out a strategy for guanaco hunting. The noise in the background is the sound of the predator alarm from a guanaco warning others. It was such an amazing experience to witness all of this (and walk away in one piece)! Guanacos are in a similar family to llamas.
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Being this close to such a beautiful glacier is just amazing! I have been to Iceland, but I saw more volcanic ash than glacier. This was such a vibrant icy blue! #patagonia #glaciergrey .
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Day 2 if the famous “W” Trek with @ecocamp at Las Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. We did the French Valley hike this day which was tough (lots of big steps on big rocks), but the view was worth it. No filter on that sunrise either! #patagonia #notthebrand .
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Finally!!! Day 1 of the #WTrek with @ecocamp . It was tiring yet a great warmup for the days to come. The best solo trips are adventure treks like this where you get to meet fun and amazing people from around the world. My group had a group from South Africa, a couple from Australia, and another solo travels like me from Rio De Janeiro. They, along with our awesome guides Alfredo (pictured) and Alberto, made the trek better than I could of expected! More pics of the 5 day W hiking Trek to come!
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I did my “W Trek” with @cascadaexpediciones who run @ecocamp in the Torres del Paine National Park. It was such an amazing experience! ***
I stayed in a Standard Dome during the end of the season (last week of April) which has no electricity or heat (still #glamping with my fancy bed and bathroom facilities near by). It got into the upper 20s during a couple of the nights, so believe that I wore many layers under about 4-5 layers of fleece blankets. It can get cold, but I slept like a baby once I got the bed warmed up. You can have a dome to yourself like me or pay less and split it with another person (two twins for less $$).
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The views were beautiful, the staff is so friendly and accommodating, the facilities are kept quite clean, and the food they have for breakfast and dinner is muy deliciosa!!!
They have massages available too.
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I cannot recommend this place enough! Worth every penny!!! And go in lower season when there are less people. No access to WiFi or cell service.
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A few more pics from my #PuntaArenas walkabout including this cute coffee shop with delicious hot chocolate right by the water and famous local statue where I could see a group of dolphins swimming and jumping around. @cafeimago .
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