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Perito Moreno Nationalpark

The Perito Moreno National Park (do not confuse with Perito Moreno Glacier, which is 450 km in the south, in Los Glaciares Nationalpark) is located in the southwest of Bajo Caracoles in western region of Santa Cruz Province. It covers an area of about 1'150 square kilometres. About 70 percent of the parks area is dedicated to scientific study. The Lago Belgrano in the park's centre is the biggest lake in the chain of lakes, surrounded by the following mountains: Cerro Peinado 2'034 m, Cerro Heros 1'720 m, Cerro Yole 1'661 m, Cerro Arido 1'372 m, Cerro Aspero 1'278 m, Cerro W 1'216 m and Cerro Vasco 909 m.

Just north of the park is the Cerro Penitentes (2'943 m) and the Cerro San Lorenzo (3'706 m), which is after the Cerro San Valentín (3'910 m) the second highest mountain of the Patagonian Andes.

 

Argentina 1990, Perito Moreno Nationalpark.
The stamp was issued in the series "Nationalparks III".

The image looks like the view from the parks entrance Ruta 40. From this point of view, the summit at the left is Cerro Yole 1'661 m, in the middle the Cerro W 1'216 m and the ridge at the right with severat peaks is formed by the Cerros Cono and Peinada.

 

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