Sep 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Building with a View




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Somewhere in the Chilean Patagonia of Torres del Paine National Park, is this building (perhaps a cabin or refuge?) with a view that needs no description. If anyone knows more about the exact location and purpose of the building, please do share!

The Torres del Paine are the peaks of the mountain range, Cerro Paine. They extend 3,050 meters above sea level, and are joined by the Cuernos del Paine. The area also boasts valleys, rivers such as the Paine, lakes, and glaciers. The well-known lakes include Grey, Pehoé, Nordenskjold, and Sarmiento. [Source]

The national park measured approximately 242,242 hectares in 2006 and is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. It is a popular hiking destination with clearly marked paths and many refugios that provide shelter and basic services. Hikers can opt for a day trip to see the towers, walk the popular “W” route in about five days, or trek the full circle in 8 to 9 days. [Source]

Visiting the park is recommended between late December and late February, during the southern summer. Not only is the weather more hospitable, but daylight hours are very long given the extreme southern latitude. [Source]

*Thanks to all of the helpful commenters for identifying the building. For those interested it is Hosteria Pehoe on Lake Pehoe.



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