I hiked 12 miles through Patagonia. It was incredible, but packing this one tool would have made it so much better.
Despite what I like to think about myself, I'm not an exceptional hiker. Having grown up in Montana, I hike regularly when I can, but it would be disingenuous to say I'm anything of an expert. So when I found a hike in Patagonia — the geographical region that spans both Argentina and Chile — that …