Named after the towering granite pillars, the park is
Chile's most popular backpacker destination.
We visited this park as part of our 48-day South American
(Melbourne - Auckland - Buenos Aires - Ushaia - Antarctica - Ushaia -
Perito Moreno Glacie - Chile Fiords - Lakes Crossing -
Buenos Aires - Melbourne)
These docile native grey foxes
were used to the visitors to the park
been mis-shapen by chunks of ice that have flowed down from the
Hosteria Las Torres where we stayed one night before we were evacuated
because of the bush fire in the park.
The fire, which was small by Australian standards, was started from a
foreign tourist's camp stove.
And so we had a couple of extra nights in Puerto Natales before
boarding the Puerto Eden
ferry for the 4-night cruise through the Chilean fiords to Puerto Monte.