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04.12.17-22 Hiking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Small lake in the valley

    • Small lake in t…
  • Sayaqmarka ruins

    • Sayaqmarka ruin…
  • Steps up to Sayaqmarka are not for the faint of heart

    • Steps up to Say…
  • Looking down over Sayaqmarka

    • Looking down ov…
  • Looking through a window at Sayaqmarka

    • Looking through…
  • Carved stone hole for hitching doors

    • Carved stone ho…
  • Stairs lead up to the former second floor at Sayaqmarka

    • Stairs lead up…
  • Impressive water works at Sayaqmarka

    • Impressive wate…
  • Flying steps at Sayaqmarka between terraces

    • Flying steps at…
  • Outer wall at Sayaqmarka

    • Outer wall at S…
  • Chris at the edge of Sayaqmarka

    • Chris at the ed…
  • Flowers growing out of the stonework

    • Flowers growing…
  • Steep drop off the trail, old man beard on the trees

    • Steep drop off…
  • Large moth on the trail

    • Large moth on t…
  • 20 meter tunnel that the Inkas dug through solid rock

    • 20 meter tunnel…
  • Heading into the rain forrest

    • Heading into th…
  • Trail drop off

    • Trail drop off
  • Looking straight down off the edge of the trail

    • Looking straigh…
  • Our lunch spot for day three

    • Our lunch spot…
  • Phuyupatamarka, or Cloud-Level Town

    • Phuyupatamarka,…
  • Steep and wet steps

    • Steep and wet s…
  • Steep inka steps

    • Steep inka step…
  • River and the ruins of Wiñawayna (forever young)

    • River and the r…
  • Last bits of the trail to Intipata

    • Last bits of th…
  • The hostel & camp inbetween Intipata and Wiñawayna

    • The hostel &…
  • The terraces of Intipata have a convex shape

    • The terraces of…
  • Looking up at terraces of Intipata

    • Looking up at t…
  • Hot pink and orange flower on the Inka Trail

    • Hot pink and or…
  • Our last dinner.  The porters baked a cake!

    • Our last dinner…
  • Looking down on Wiñawayna

    • Looking down on…
  • Red bell flowers growing out of a wall at Wiñawayna

    • Red bell flower…
  • Concave terraces of Wiñawayna

    • Concave terrace…
  • Terrace steps at Wiñawayna

    • Terrace steps a…
  • Terrace steps at Wiñawayna, leading to the sun temple

    • Terrace steps a…
  • Inka gateway at Wiñawayna

    • Inka gateway at…
  • Houses and terraces of Wiñawayna are clouded in

    • Houses and terr…