Monday, October 15, 2007

Hike to Machu Picchu, Peru

Hike. Marvel. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This essentially sums out our 4.5-day hike winding through some of Peru’s spectacular snow capped mountains, high altitude tundra and cloud forests. In June we met up with Janna’s brother for the fairly strenuous trek and visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. The majesty of the awe-inspiring mountains leaves little doubt as to why the Incas worshipped them. And despite the thousands of tourists teaming through the pre-Columbian Inca city, Machu Picchu is a well preserved archeological site with the mystery and reverence of the ancient civilization’s sacred center still in the air. Between the splendor of our surroundings and exertion, we were breathless much of the time.

If you have the option, perhaps don’t do the hike with a torn ACL (knee ligament), as did Jess, or while in your first trimester of pregnancy. But adrenalin is a potent stimulant and even if that does describe your condition, we’d recommend that you go anyway!


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