During the past winter break, my fiancee, Alex, and I trekked and road-tripped around Patagonia. We started our trip by backpacking the “W” in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Although December is known for rain and extremely strong (100kmh) winds in the park, we had amazing weather throughout our trek. The hike in the middle of the W to Mirador Britannico was probably my favorite portion of the trail. From there, we road-tripped and hiked around Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park and Lakes District, and finished with a 4WD adventure on the Carretera Austral in Chile’s Aysen region. Aside from the W trek, highlights included an overnight trek to Cerro FitzRoy near El Chalten and the day hike to Refugion Frey near Bariloche (both in Argentina); the latter might actually be my favorite hike of all time.