January 22, 2006
We had been moving at a grueling pace for the entire trek so far, so John and I figured today would be a good day to relax. Not only were we physically tired, but we both wanted to enjoy the park a little more before leaving. Torres del Paine is such a great place, at times you feel like you're detracting from the experience a bit when you walk ten hours per day without looking around much to soak it all in.
Right after we woke up and had breakfast, we said goodbye to Tony. He went on the last 6.5 hours of the trek on his own so he could get to Lima ASAP. John walked back to yesterday's campsite to have another look, but I just found a nice spot by the river and read a book. It turned out to be a good day to stay put because clouds covered most of the mountains and it was raining most of the day.