Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wanderland for hikers from all over the world.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Duck Lake, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley, on Highway 4 lies Lake Alpine about 50 mi/80.5 km from Angels Camp. Elevation of the lake is 7300 ft/2225 m. If you visit Lake Alpine, you should definitely go hiking in Duck Lake. It is a small over 2 mi/3.2 km, round trip. It is a kind of easy hike.
There is some elevation gain and before you reach the meadow on the last part of the trail, it could be a little slippery. The lake might be small, but the beauty is worth your effort. If you go hiking in spring, you can see the blooming flowers on the meadow as a colorful carpet, that covers the west side of the lake.
Throughout summer the meadow stays green. On the north side of the lake there is a large aspen tree. Trailhead for Duck Lake is located at the southeast end of the Alpine Lake.
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