Patagonia, end of the trip, but not the end of the trail. December 16, 2013 Prologue: “What’s a guy halfway through his 68th year doing hiking and camping with a bunch of young people in an area where in the summer time (which it is there right now) the wind can howl during heavy rain and sleet storms?” (posted on my blog December 3, 2013.) Epilogue: Answer: having a great time. Following an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, a beef-stuffing (see “Beef and Tango in Buenos Aires” posted…

Las Vegas, Nevada. December 3, 2013 U R Doin’ What? I seem to be getting some of that lately, but here I go anyway. Inside my already packed duffel bag is a backpack ready to go. After trying to recruit friends to come along, the day has come, and I’m headed for Patagonia to hike, trek, camp and soak up some magnificent scenery. This started when I found a post on Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum. Xiao, an Australian professional photographer, was looking for someone to share the…