Day 5: El Paso a Camping en Refugio Grey
It was another mostly misty day, but a much-needed short 3-hour hike through tranquil green wooded forests. We were able to sit and observe the Glacier even further at an excellent mirador at the (free) Campamento Los Guardas. We continued on through the half-way point on the circuit and were now traveling along what is considered the west side of “The W” trail. When we arrived at our final destination, the campgrounds of Refugio Grey, we couldn’t believe our eyes. The refugio there is more of a resort than a refuge, with a recently remodeled dining area. It was very fancy, to say the least. To toast arriving on “The W”, we splurged on the lunch special of beef sandwiches and happy hour beers, which was unbelievably delicious after 4 days of pasta for dinner.