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  • Video Clips from Trekking in Peru

    Video Clips from Trekking in Peru

    This past summer Chris and I went exploring in Peru. During the trip, we took a number of photos and videos. The photos have been put on flickr, and now here’s a compilation of all of the video clips from the trip. Be sure also to see the full blog post about the trip.

  • Exploring the Salkantay Trail and Machu Pichu in Peru

    Exploring the Salkantay Trail and Machu Pichu in Peru

    This past September, my friend Chris Shybut and I spend 10 days trekking through Peru. During the trip, we explored all over, and had some great adventures. The trip also forced us to brush up on our Spanish – a much needed refresher. During the urban parts of the trip, we explored the cities of…

  • Paragliding in Lima

    Paragliding in Lima

    Peru has over 2000km of coastline, and paragliding over Lima’s portion of i was spectacular. – Woke up early in Cusco to walk around town, and take pictures at a childrens religious parade in front of the church at Plaza De Armas. – Had a quick breakfast and at Loki Hostel, and made to the…

  • Exploring Machu Picchu

    Exploring Machu Picchu

    As the top attraction of the South American continent and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Macchu Pichu lives up to its reputation. – Woke up early at 04:45 in order to get the first 05:30 bus up to Macchu Pichu. – On our way up the switchbacked road to the MP…

  • Recovering in Aguas Calientes

    Recovering in Aguas Calientes

    Finally out of the jungle, today was our day of rest and recovery. – Stayed in a triple room at the Wyracocha Inn. Convinced them to give us the larger room for the same price, so we would have room to lay out and dry out our gear. – Woke up at 9am and got…

  • Descending from the Peruvian Jungle

    Descending from the Peruvian Jungle

    Today was our final day in the backcountry, and introduced us to the spectacular cross-valley Macchu Pichu vista. – Woke up this morning early again, with rays of sunlght gliding across our jungle soccer field campground to hit our tent and dry us our from the overnight rain. – Got started hiking early, with an…

  • Road to La Playa

    The rest of our trek on the Salkantay trail is technically downhill, but that definitely does not mean that it’s easier. – Woke up bright and early at campground Los Andenes for a 7am start. Sleeping and waking with the sun has quickly become a pleasant habit. – Hiking started with an immediate, steep downhill,…

  • The Trek Over Salcantay Pass

    The Trek Over Salcantay Pass

    Today we topped out on Salcantay Pass at 15,253 feet, record for both of us. Notes: – Woke up at 5:30 as soon as it was light enough to see. – Finished the rest of the pasta for breakfast, in addition to some oatmeal. – The hike up to Salkantay Pass was extremely steep, but…

  • Salcantay Trail – Camp One

    Salcantay Trail – Camp One

    Today was our first day on the Salcantay trail, and was an intense introduction to high altitude treking in the Andes. – Slept in a bit at Casa De Campo, to give ourselves a bit more time to get used to the altitude. After a full day of mountainbiking the day prior, we were definitely…

  • Mountain Biking the Sacred Valley, Peru

    Mountain Biking the Sacred Valley, Peru

    We spent the day biking around the Sacred Valley, which lies just north of Cusco. Notes: – Woke up bright and early at 7am, but both with a bit of altitude sickness. – Went into town and checked into SAS Travel for mountainbiking. We were the only ones to sign up for that particular activity,…

  • Arriving in Peru – Aclimitization

    Arriving in Peru – Aclimitization

    Today was our first full day in Peru. I’m updating via iPhone4, and blog posts will come in the form of field notes. – Flew from JFK overnight to Lima, met up w/ Chris in Lima airport. – We flew from Lima to Cusco, got ride from airport to our guesthouse Casa De Campo. -Amazing…

  • Trekking in Peru

    Trekking in Peru

    For the next ten days, I’ll be traveling through Peru. During the trip, I’ll be traveling with long time friend Chris Shybut, and we’ll be stopping in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and finally Machu Picchu. We’re planning on spending a day mountain biking to salt mines, another few days high altitude mountaineering on the Salkantay…