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The most incredible valley I've ever seen | by Sardionerak
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The most incredible valley I've ever seen

Sometimes, it's an unexpected vista that touches you the most...

 

We had just gotten back from a very long (over 8 hour) hike up a very steep mountain to see Mt Fitzroy, and it had been a complete wash-out while we were up there. On the way back to El Chalten, a tiny village in Patagonia, Argentina, we turned a corner, and suddenly had this view on what I would probably call the most beautiful valley I had ever seen! The air was so crisp and clear from all the rain beforehand, you could see for tens of kilometres without any haze or pollution. The water of the river was a pristine turquoise, and the clouds were chasing across as you can only ever see it in Patagonia. What a great experience!

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Taken on April 16, 2012