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January 24, 2010 in Outdoors
Rich Landers photo

Hillary Landers and her Chileno friend, Philippe Laroze Prehn, soak in the view from high in the “French Valley” of Torres del Paine National Park as they lead the Landers family through the Patagonia region of Chile.

Rich Landers photo

After a year of Spanish study in South America, Hillary Landers, left, leads her mom, Meredith Heick, on a backpacking trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park.

Rich Landers photo

Mate (Mah-tay) is a tea drink in Chile popular with young adults who share the gourd cup for sips out of the metal “straw.”