After spending 3 days in BA we are off to Mendoza wine range and enter ace to the Mountains. We had a fun 3 days touring this interesting capital of Argentina and home to about 14,000,000. We went to the beautiful Teatro Colon opera house built in early 20th century unfortunately first opera off year starts next week.
We staying in the Palmero Soho area with many millennials strollng the streets shopping and eating. Monday was a holiday celebrating the birth of San Martin the liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru. Also took in the Recalote area and visited grave of Eva Peron.
Spent a relaxing day doing some errands and visiting Frisco Colorado. We had lunch at an old regular of ours the Log Cabin restaurant. They remodeled in May so we were surprised when we walked in but the menu remains the same and just as good.
My body is slowly adjusting to the elevation and good to be out hiking and biking in the mountain air. The forest fires they had over in the Breckenridge area seem to be out and no signs of out fires. Looks like they have had more snow and rain this year and forests are looking better. Beautiful wildflowers of yellow, purple, pink and white.
Little red fox (Vulpes vulpes) returned to its home outside our condo in Keystone Colorado.
Nice to be up in the mountains and out of the desert heat although it is taking a little time to adjust.
Had a great day touring via a Robinson R44 helicopter to the tundra and glacier. Hiked over the tundra with beautiful wild flowers and along the soft lichen and moss. We had a great lunch over looking to north and south fork of the Trimble glaciers. After lunch we hiked across the glacier looking at the huge boulders that were left as the glacier is retreating.
We then take the helicopter back to lodge spotting a mother moose with her young calf and a black bear walking across the braided river. Tomorrow off to Anchorage via float plane and hope to be able to download and post some photos.
We started our day with various hikes on Baranof Island. Beautiful hikes through temperate rainforest with old growth spruce trees and also recovering forest. Numerous ferns and lichens draping the trees and a number of banana slugs on ground and plants. The slugs favorite food include mushrooms.
In the afternoon want out of the DIBs which are similar to zodiacs and then sea kayaking. Saw a number of bald eagle and salmon jumping out of water getting ready to navigate to the streams where they were born to spawn and restart the circle of life.