Ziplining high above the Santa Teresa Valley, before visiting Machu Picchu. Days 6 & 7 of the Salkantay Trek. Continue reading Ziplining to Machu Picchu
Day 5 of the Salkantay, in which I get up close & personal with my fear of heights. Continue reading Our most challenging day: Collpapampa to Lucmabamba
Descent through the cloud forest. Continue reading Cloud forest and a Pachamanca lunch: Wayraccmachay to Collpapampa
The big day: crossing the Salkantay Pass Continue reading Crossing the Salkantay Pass: Soraypampa to Wayraccmachay
Our Salkantay trek, days 1 & 2, in which we put our summer training to the test. Continue reading Guinea pigs and a glacial lake: Cusco to Soraypampa
Altitude adjustment in Cusco Continue reading The Salkantay Trek: acclimatization in Cusco
The last two weeks have been wonderful, full of challenges, emotions, and surprises. It will take a few days (weeks) to sort through all the pictures, and write up the details of not just the trek itself but the delights of Lima and Cusco, two beautiful cities. For now, though, here are a few highlight photos. Continue reading We did it!
After seven months of planning, hundreds of miles of walking, and countless YouTube video research sessions, we are finally heading to Peru in the morning. Are we ready? We’ll find out. Almost as daunting as the prospect of the hike itself was the packing. Let me start by saying I’m a list-maker. I actually have a Universal Packing List document stored in Google (nerd alert!). … Continue reading Packing for Peru