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The Two Glacial Lakes of the Southern Andes (and our experiment with a Real-Time Community continues...)

This was a hard spot to reach!


It was quite a hike to get up here early in the morning, just as the sky was still in a dawn of deep blue. The two lakes on either side are those pure glacial blue lakes that you sometimes see from airplanes and wonder, "What's it like to be down there?" I'll tell ya - AWESOME! I went down there and drank from the lakes like a guanaco on holiday. It was incredible.


Now, a few days ago I started to "Connect the Community". There are so many clever and interesting people in the community, and I thought you should meet on another! Anyway, it's really taken off and people from the community are taking it in nice new directions - thanks!


It seems a great many of you are on Twitter, and many of us have created a "Stuck In Customs" group in Tweetdeck or Lists in Twitter. This enables me to sit there and watch/engage in a real-time stream of community activity. It's cool! I updated that post with a 4-step guide on the creation of this real-time community. It's very loosey-goosey... as any fun community is! Come in, engage, stay a while... drift off... create... come back and share... drift off... comon back... it's good and natural!


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Taken on March 31, 2009