gotta love the jeff selfies
the scenery was breathtaking, the pictures don't hardly do it justice
all of the porters are these small men ages 16-52 (was our oldest porter). It was amazing and totally embarrassing to see them running past us on the trail carrying these huge bags that were bigger then some of them. According to the Peruvian government they can each carry up to 27kg which is about 48 lbs!
if you look close at the pic above you can see a day camp at the bottom of the alley and small people climbing the trail on the right side. This doesn't show how steep it was but it was pretty much straight up and down stairs at this point. I am so glad we rented walking sticks, they made all the difference!
the woman above was 62, so impressive!
below: some of our group at the top of Dead Woman's Pass
heading back down, you can see the mist that started to settle. It sprinkled on us during our hike down and the rocks were slippery but we lucked out and made it to camp just as the rain started to increase. We made excellent time and completed what should have been a six hour hiking day in just 4 hours and got to enjoy a nap in our tent listening to the rain before dinner.
day two, not peace. Peace too i guess
the view from our camp that night was awesome
quinoa crusted chicken fingers, my favorite (most plain) meal on the trail
Dead Woman's Pass