Inca Trail Day 1: The Warmup

5:15am – wake up call. What the hell vacation is this?!  I digress…yes yes it was all worth it.  At 6am, our Pachamama shuttle was outside waiting for us, along with Francisco, our tour guide.  After multiple stops to pick up the other 4 hikers, several porters, and a key stop at the outer Pachamama…

Six Upper West Siders…

During our orientation the previous day, we had the pleasure of meeting the rest of our “Inca Trail Dream Team.”  Because I received the paperwork for the group when we registered, I knew we were in a group with 4 other people around our same age from the US.  Doug and I were both worried…