wildhiker wrote:They had the "cook only in the designated shelter" rule when we were there in 2014, too. I think it was because of the fire danger. Because it is usually so windy, the vegetation dries out quickly after any rain, and any little spark or ember can start a fire. I believe that the big fire in 2012 was caused by a campfire that got away.
Yeah, they had a number of fires over a few short years. That last one at the end of 2011 that was so devastating was caused by a camper that was burning toilet paper .
Jartelt, thanks for the great TR and amazing photos. Looks like you had a mix of weather, which considering how terrible the weather there can be you have to be thankful that you were able to see your fair share of blue skies. I was there in 2015 and on the Argentina side we had nothing but socked in clouds for five straight days where you couldn't even see Fitz Roy. The Chilean side treated us better but we had almost no wind and I was really hoping for some crazy wave action on the lakes. Next time...