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Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu - After months of planning and over a year of dreaming about it, I finally got on a bus from Arequipa to go to Cusco to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We were supposed to be there a couple of days early so they could acclimatize but Milana's flight from Lima was cancelled so she arrived about noon the day before our tour started. I had already met Karen the day before and we had gotten to know each other a bit as we did some sightseeing and hiking together near Cusco.

High Altitude Mountain Biking - One day, James, a friend of mine here in Cotahuasi, Peru, approached me and asked a favor. He said he was putting on a large mountain bike tour the beginning of May. He had asked for my help in checking out a potential route across the high plain to Charcana, as I was familiar with part of the route.

Trekking Machu Picchu: the Inca Trail and Other Trek Routes - Discovered only in 1960, the Inca Trail is part of the more than 23,000 km of roads built by the Incas across South America. It crosses a remarkable range of natural landscapes and eco-systems, from thick tropical jungle to the bear, unwelcoming rocks of the Andean mountains. It is indisputably Peru's most popular trekking route and, all in all, probably the most beautiful walk in South America.

Recent Articles

Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Ampato

Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Coropuna

Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Mismi

Arequipa Seven Summits - El Misti

Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Chachani

Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Pichu Pichu

Arequipa Seven Summits - Cerro Lucmani

Building and Using a Simple Box Solar Cooker

Finding The Dead In The Mountains

The Trail To Nevado Firura

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

Working On the Chain Gang

Second Summit Attempt of Solimana

Mission Trip To Pausa

Nevado Solimana Recon Trip

Backpacking Trip To Mt Baldy

Where Is The Trail To Nevado Firura?

Those Are Labor Pains?

Hiking Over the Top From Pampamarca to Huaynacotas

Hiking Across the High Plain

Down Canyon, High Plains Hike

The Valley of the Volcanoes

Pikes Peak Hike

Rim to River to Rim Hike

Cotahuasi Adventure Festival

Archive

Registering a Car Bought in Tacna

Buying a Car in Tacna

Nevado Solimana Summit Attempt

I Did a Stupid Thing Today

Mountain Biking to 14,000 Feet

Welcome to the Big City, Country Boy

Ten Gallons of Diesel Fuel Please

Search for the Dead

Climbing Volcanic Crater Huambo - Part One

Trying for 16,000 Feet - Huambo Part 2

Success at Last - Huambo Part 3

Discovering an Old Trail

Climbing 21,000-Foot Nevado Coropuna

What I Did for Thanksgiving Vacation

High Altitude Mountain Biking

Trying Out A New Road

Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

Life In Peru - Miscellaneous Observations

Climbing El Misti

Travel Adventure in Peru - The Jungle

Trekking Machu Picchu: the Inca Trail and Other Trek Routes

Train Transport from Cusco to Machu Picchu

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