It is a 90 minute drive into the park from the south and 2 hours to get around to the north end. We missed the turn on the first day and headed around the top The views were spectacular.
The north end of the park had lamas… lots of lamas. Not Lamas actually they are Guanaco. There were herds of 20 and 50 and they were everywhere.
The next day we were going to take the Largo Grey Glacier boat tour, but only 1 other person signed up. It needs a 15 person minimum. That would have been nice to know, but instead we headed up to the Mirador Los Torres trail. We to ready and started towards to trail head. I was immediately pelted in the face with tiny rocks in the 90 km per hour winds. Ouch! this was a bad idea in these winds. We called it a day and headed back.
We took the noon Lago Grey Glacier boat tour the next day. It was a nice 45 minute walk out to the boat across a bit of forest and the beach. It was mostly pebbles. There were small icebergs along the shore.
The was a fantastic boat trip. We saw 3 glacial walls and lots of icebergs across the lake. The blue within the glaciers was very deep and intense. This is what this glacier is known for. It did not disappoint. This was our first boat glacier trip and it was great.
The next day we hit The trail head for Mirador Los Torres again. The wind was nice and calm the temps were cool. We headed out for the 11 mile hike. This is long for us and we knew it would be tough. The first two camps we good. A little longer than expected. The last section is up through a ravine and then over a large field of boulders. It was 1.5 km long the wind was stronger once you hit the open areas but nothing like the previous attempt. The views of the Torres was amazing. The tops peaks were in and out of the clouds. The small glacier at their base and the glacial lake were amazing. The mountain peaks to each side were also different and cool. It was a tough hike up. We ate some lunch in the wind hiding behind a large boulder. It helped a little. Getting ready to head down it started hailing. It did not seem that cold as we had been hiking. As we started down the hail increased. It turned to rain and then a steady rain within about 30 minutes. It rained all the way down to the first camp. I had to put on my rain pants about half way was I was getting soaked. I also put all our electronics into the dry bag as the day pack I have is not waterproof. Sally was having a tough time with her knees on the way down. but the time we were 2 miles out I was having pain in my knees. At least the rain stopped by then. We went slow but made it. It ended up being a 14.7 mile trip and not 11 as we thought.
We took the next day off and I felt my calves for 3 days on stairs up and down.