Submitted by Michael Irwin on the 2020 winter session study abroad program in Chile sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures…
This weekend, we visited the most southern part of Chile – a national park called Torres del Paine. It was by far the most beautiful place I have ever seen. We did several hikes throughout the weekend that led us to incredible views of the mountain ranges that left me speechless.
One of the hikes was a total of 16 miles to see the Torres (towers) which is what the national park is known for. 16 miles was a lot of hiking and it left us all drained, but seeing those towers made it all worth it.
Other than the amazing hikes we did, I really enjoyed being off the grid for a while. There was no cell service in the park so I was able to relax and really live in the moment, not having to think about other things going on in the world.