The southernmost national park in the world
SUMMIT COUNTY — I’ve taken many more snow photos in the past few days, as Old Man Winter rolls on in Summit County, but I thought I’d give it a break, so I’m featuring Tierra del Fuego National Park, the southernmost park in the world. Leigh and I visited here after a 10-day sea voyage around Antarctica, and the verdant scene was a welcome change from all the ice and snow — sort of like when spring finally arrives here in the high country.
Rabbits, beavers, muskrats and other species introduced by European settlers have had a huge impact on the park’s ecosystems, but big parts of the backcountry are closed altogether and managed as scientific research areas. At the lower elevation, the forest is dominated by mossy, branching beech trees.