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I have already presented here a view of Torres del Paine mountain range from which the whole national park takes its name. The neighbouring mountain range is called Cuernos del Paine (in this photo). It is easily visible from numerous viewpoints across the national park. You can guess where the name comes from. As torres is the Spanish word for towers, cuernos are horns.
To reach this particular viewpoint (Mirador Cuernos) we left the car at the Salto Grande Waterfall trailhead and we followed a marked 1 hour trail. The walk was truly enjoyable. We have seen plenty of beautiful unknown plants and stopped at numerous picturesque viewpoints. The only problem was the terribly strong wind which, I assume, is frequently present there as there was a sign posted: zona de fuertes vientos (= area of strong winds).

Torres del Paine National Park (Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, a glacier, a lake, and river-rich areas in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is its neighbour to the west, while Los Glaciares National Park is located to the north in Argentine territory.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2826 W: 95 N: 6941] (29155)
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