Huayna Picchu: the 1,180 foot ascent

Huayna Picchu ended up being amazing.  In theory, however, it was not a good idea at all.  Our knees were aching from the “Tourist Killer” steps from the previous day, and the steep climb up was supposedly not for anyone afraid of heights (aka me).  Not to mention the steps were wet from the morning’s…

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…