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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Salto Grande Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic subpolar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Salto Grande trail is an easy hike, taking you onto a straight road until you reach the waterfall. Although the fall is not very high, the power and the volume of the water is tremendous as it drains from Lago Nordenskjöld and feeds Lago Pehoe.
From there, you can hike north towards the Mirador de Los Cuernos by the shoreline of the magnificent Lago Nordenskjöld, and admire the impressive scenery around you. The nature is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away.
You can hike this trail all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February. Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you can may of. Wind proof layers are the key.