We took a 24 hour bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén down Route 40 in Argentina. It's like Route 66, a legendary road, but into the Wild South. It wasn't as boring as I thought it would be... time passed pretty quickly. When we took the turn for El Chaltén the desert gave way to amazing mountains covered in glaciers. The Fitz Roy Range makes its impact instantly. El Chaltén is a very tiny town that basically only exists so people can explore the surrounding mountains and a few hiking trails start right in town. Clouds started moving in as we searched for a hostel (cheaper to book when you arrive) and Fitz Roy disappeared from view. We weren't able to find WIFI while in El Chaltén. I enjoyed it, but Chris went into withdrawals.
Chris & Taylor
Read our travel blog as we visit three continents in 2017.