Inca Trail Day 2: Summitting Dead Woman’s Pass

As promised, Francisco and the porters knocked on our tent door on cue at 6am with “room service” aka warm water to wash with and hot coca tea.  I surprisingly had a sound night’s sleep, unlike the rest of Team UWS.  Since it was a full moon out last night, the stray dogs went into…

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…

Inca Trail Packing List

It is finally time…after months of getting excited about the Inca Trail, reading up on others’ Inca Trail recommendations (and horror stories), and shopping for brand new gear due to sheer excitement, our Inca Trail trip was finally upon us!  When considering how to minimize the weight I’d have to carry on my back over…