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Bands of Rock

The Torres and Cuernos del Paine are intrusive rocks, massive bubbles of granite from within the earth. This much older banded rock is what it intruded through, and some even caps the Torres black at the top- too high to be scraped off by the glaciers of the last Ice Age.
Torres del Paine Part 1: "The Camelid Tragedy", Chilean Patagonia

April 8th 2007
The road from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine is usually taken by public transportation by backpackers running "The Gringo Trail". Fresh from Ushuaia by way of Buenos Aires, the Gringo's look forward to the next few stops: Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Perito Moreno. The Lonely Travellers from a far off Planet take the economical and convenient buses out of necessity. For me though, the bus ... read more
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Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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