After my first day’s 22 kilometer hike at Laguna Torre, and 10 hours of sleep (I wish I was joking), I woke up at 6am ready to go… except that my hotel was not as ready to go as me, as breakfast was not served until 8am. So I frustratingly dabbled on shit internet trying to get anything, anything at all! to load.
Anyway, after a breakfast which consisted of no less than 2 croissants and 3 pieces of bread and some yogurt (Argentina has quite possibly never heard of having eggs or any other kind of solid protein for breakfast), I was off again for another massive hike, today’s foe was Laguna De Los Tres which offers the best viewpoints of Mt Fitz Roy.
I REALLY loved thie Laguna De Los Tres hike. The whole trail had great viewpoints and apparently my muscles were “warmed-up” today after slaying them yesterday because I was feeling really good.
I was feeling so good in fact, that I decided to go for the world record of hiking Laguna De Los Tres Trail….the guide said it should take 4 hours to hike the 12.5 kilometers path each-way. The guide obviously doesn’t know me and how I can push my body….
So without a break, I summited to the top of Laguna De Los Tres viewpoint in 2 hours 45 minutes. It was GORGEOUS at the top, much more beautiful than Laguna Torre.
I ate a banana at the top and the rest of my first liter of water… then I decided I should trail run part of the way down…which, I’m not exactly in trail-running shape, had on hiking shoes to boot, and was carrying a daypack so I only ran in the flats….
But I did well-enough with a 2 hour flat descent… so instead of the 8 hours recommended to go the 25 kilometers up and back, I ascended, had a short break and descended in 4:45. Bam.
Which was just in time for a nice and chill afternoon lunch at La Cerveceria… of a traditional stew called Locro. Locro has beef, bacon, onions, pumpkin, beans and carrots in a delicious broth.
The Cerveceria’s locro is so good in fact, that I’m going to eat it again tomorrow after I slay another giant trek… but first, I probably need another 10 hours of sleep to restore the damage. 😉