Glaciar Piedras Blancas, El Chalten

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A peaceful hike through the forest takes you to Glaciar Piedras Blancas, a stunning glacier and lake. Part of the Glacier National Park, the heavily wooded area makes a perfect setting for a long but scenic trek along the rushing Rio Blanco. When you reach the lookout point, you can admire the icy cascade descending from a Mount Fitzroy cliff. Keep your eyes peeled--you might even see chunks of ice detaching from the glacier and falling into the lake below. Work out when and for how long to visit Glaciar Piedras Blancas and other El Chalten attractions using our handy El Chalten tour planner.
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  • More or less halfway between Hosteria El Pilar and Poincenot camp, after an hour and a half (approx) running from pillar, almost by surprise appears the viewpoint. Beautiful glacier, small compared to other monsters in the South, but worthy of being admired. Close to this vantage point I could see a Magellanic woodpecker, with its unmistakable red head. To admire and refuel while it goes from pillar to L3. Recommended. Another thing is go to the glacier, along a path of irregular and unstable born later, on the other side of the White River, and that requires good physical condition and extreme caution by danger (national parks not allowed).
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  • This glacier lies on the trail by which we arrive at the Fitz Roy, going by the Hosteria Pillar. Is beautiful! Yielded amazing photos.
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  • A very good to do, road is a road that is closed and not recommended by national parks, but very good to do if you're carefully, should be monitored the area of large stones do not move away from the beaten path, there is almost never anyone and should be alert throughout the area, very good walk to do something more tranquil in the chlaten recommended!
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