This was one of the best days, but managed to also be one of the worst in Patagonia. We had been camping at the nearest campsite to this area for a few days already, so one of our last mornings we decided to finally see this area in person. Eric and I hadn't let off the gas pedal for a moment since we got to Patagonia, as we really wanted to see everything, so by the time we had to do the hardest trails nearing the end of our 3 week trip, we were running out of steam. Both of us felt like skin and bones from all the weight loss (We both eat like horses usually) but you can't bring much when you need to hike 10km to get to a campsite.
Shortly after starting this hike, I kept noticing my blood pressure felt like it was maxed from the incline hiking, my heart rate wouldn't slow even when I stopped for a break, I had a massive headache, and forgot to bring more than an ounce of water. By the time I got to the top, I'm pretty sure it took an hour longer than what it should have, and I was nearing next level grumpy. Luckily, I think the only thing that kept me going was the absolutely unreal amount of alpine glow coming off the mountain.
As the light kept improving, so did my mood, but as the light show ended, I felt my energy level drop about 90 degrees. I felt I really needed to get out of there, but Eric was at another vantage point, so I made the bad decided to slowly hike down instead of letting him know. Suffice to say he wasn't impressed, and once I saw him, I was so upset and regretful I thought I was going to mentally break down. That much exercise and weight loss concurrently does strange things to a person. Sorry again buddy 😂