Peru: Inca Trail. Sept. 1-3, 2007

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Peru: Inca Trail. Sept. 1-3, 2007

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:59 pm

We hiked the Inca Trail from Sept. 1-3.
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Map of the 30 mile trail. First day is an easy walk from about 8,800 to camp at 9,800 feet.
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Llactapata Inca town and farming terraces viewed from above on the first day.
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Adam took this pic of ascending hikers from the highest point of the Inca Trail at 13,800 ft.
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Adam and Aislinn ready to descend to camp.
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Sept. 2 campsite at about 12,000 ft. Bridge over cold flowing stream with our porters on the other side.
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There was patchy fog early in the morning of the 3rd day, here at the small Inca checkpoint Runkuracay.
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View of the checkpoint from above.
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Last edited by Tony Crocker on Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:59 am, edited 2 times in total.
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re: Peru: Inca Trail

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:14 pm

More pics from Sept. 3 on the Inca Trail. On this day there are more Inca archaeological sites, and the most of the paved trail is original Inca construction. The trail is closed in February (also rainiest month) for maintenance.
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Andrew got sick with the 4,000 foot second day climb plus sleeping at 12,000, and thus had a rough 3rd day.
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View of the trail near the 13,000 ft highest point of the 3rd day.
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I'm at Sayacmarca, about 100 feet above the trail. Lunch was at the rest stop at distance center right.
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Aislinn took this picture of Adam through one of the holes the Inca's made to support wooden barriers at Sayacmarca.
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Aqueduct built to irrigate terraces at Phuyupatamarka is still functional.
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I listened to one of the Andean guides for a while at the top of this site.
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Inca Trail begins a steep 3,000 vertical descent of many steps on the backside of Phuyupatamarka.
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