Along the trail (Nate Mirocha)
Along the trail
Lima: Miraflores coast (Nate Mirocha)
Lima: Miraflores coast
Lima: First clear view of Pacific Ocean (Nate Mirocha)
Lima: First clear view of Pacific Ocean
Lima: Outdoor Miraflores gym (Nate Mirocha)
Lima: Outdoor Miraflores gym
Lima: Illuminated cross (Nate Mirocha)
Lima: Illuminated cross
Admiring the Lima nighttime coastline (Nate Mirocha)
Admiring the Lima nighttime coastline
Lima: Al fresco kitchen at first dinner (Nate Mirocha)
Lima: Al fresco kitchen at first dinner
Cusco: Plaza de Armas (Nate Mirocha)
Cusco: Plaza de Armas
Clouds above Cusco (Nate Mirocha)
Clouds above Cusco
Cusco: Windows perfectly aligned (Nate Mirocha)
Cusco: Windows perfectly aligned
Cusco: A marriage of Spanish and Inca (Nate Mirocha)
Cusco: A marriage of Spanish and Inca
Inca walls and road in Cusco (Nate Mirocha)
Inca walls and road in Cusco
Cusco Market (Nate Mirocha)
Cusco Market
1000 feet above Cusco (Nate Mirocha)
1000 feet above Cusco
Llamas and alpacas at Sacsawayman (Nate Mirocha)
Llamas and alpacas at Sacsawayman
Puma paw (Nate Mirocha)
Puma paw
Peruvian woman with potato snacks (Nate Mirocha)
Peruvian woman with potato snacks
Tambochay (Nate Mirocha)
Tambochay
Street in Chinchero (Nate Mirocha)
Street in Chinchero
Inca terraces in Chinchero (Nate Mirocha)
Inca terraces in Chinchero
Cathedral of the Sacred Virgin in Chinchero (Nate Mirocha)
Cathedral of the Sacred Virgin in Chinchero
Chinchero: Wool dyeing demonstration (Nate Mirocha)
Chinchero: Wool dyeing demonstration
Voila - from white to red and green (Nate Mirocha)
Voila - from white to red and green
Weaving demonstration (Nate Mirocha)
Weaving demonstration
On our way to lunch (Nate Mirocha)
On our way to lunch
Sacred Valley terrain (Nate Mirocha)
Sacred Valley terrain
Cactus flower (Nate Mirocha)
Cactus flower
Lunch spot in the valley (Nate Mirocha)
Lunch spot in the valley
Looking down on Maras Salt Terraces (Nate Mirocha)
Looking down on Maras Salt Terraces
Maras Salt Terraces (Nate Mirocha)
Maras Salt Terraces
Maras Salt Terraces (Nate Mirocha)
Maras Salt Terraces
Evaporation in process (Nate Mirocha)
Evaporation in process
Salt harvest (Nate Mirocha)
Salt harvest
Pile of salt (Nate Mirocha)
Pile of salt
Moray Greenhouse (Nate Mirocha)
Moray Greenhouse
Stairs carved in the wall at Moray (Nate Mirocha)
Stairs carved in the wall at Moray
Moray Vista (Nate Mirocha)
Moray Vista
Ollantaytambo (Nate Mirocha)
Ollantaytambo
Temple at Ollantaytambo (Nate Mirocha)
Temple at Ollantaytambo
Path from quarry to Ollantaytambo (Nate Mirocha)
Path from quarry to Ollantaytambo
Unfinished stone on way to placement at Ollantaytambo (Nate Mirocha)
Unfinished stone on way to placement at Ollantaytambo
Temple door at Ollantaytambo (Nate Mirocha)
Temple door at Ollantaytambo
Alberto, Michele, Nate, Vidal (Nate Mirocha)
Alberto, Michele, Nate, Vidal
Start of the trail (Nate Mirocha)
Start of the trail
Day 1 Trek (Nate Mirocha)
Day 1 Trek
Day 1 Trek: What a view (Nate Mirocha)
Day 1 Trek: What a view
Day 2 Trek: Changing landscapes (Nate Mirocha)
Day 2 Trek: Changing landscapes
Heading up to Dead Womans Pass (Nate Mirocha)
Heading up to Dead Womans Pass
Looking back at the path up to Dead Womans Pass (Nate Mirocha)
Looking back at the path up to Dead Womans Pass
Heading down to camp from Dead Womans Pass (Nate Mirocha)
Heading down to camp from Dead Womans Pass
Trail foliage (Nate Mirocha)
Trail foliage
Day 3 Trek: Sayaqmarka (Nate Mirocha)
Day 3 Trek: Sayaqmarka
Day 3 Trek: View from Sayaqmarka (Nate Mirocha)
Day 3 Trek: View from Sayaqmarka
Orchids on the trail (Nate Mirocha)
Orchids on the trail
Posing on the trail (Nate Mirocha)
Posing on the trail
Im a specimen (Nate Mirocha)
Im a specimen
Day 3 Trek: Entering Cloud Forest path (Nate Mirocha)
Day 3 Trek: Entering Cloud Forest path
Hiking through misty clouds (Nate Mirocha)
Hiking through misty clouds
Cloud forest foliage (Nate Mirocha)
Cloud forest foliage
Cloud forest foliage (Nate Mirocha)
Cloud forest foliage
Cloud forest fern (Nate Mirocha)
Cloud forest fern
Exotic mosses (Nate Mirocha)
Exotic mosses
Quit rushing me (Nate Mirocha)
Quit rushing me
Day 3 Trek: Clouds dropping down for the night (Nate Mirocha)
Day 3 Trek: Clouds dropping down for the night
Settling in for a night above the clouds (Nate Mirocha)
Settling in for a night above the clouds
Micheles emergency bathroom (Nate Mirocha)
Micheles emergency bathroom
Vidal and the llamas admire the view (Nate Mirocha)
Vidal and the llamas admire the view
Snow-cap emerging (Nate Mirocha)
Snow-cap emerging
Taking it in (Nate Mirocha)
Taking it in
Sunset above the clouds (Nate Mirocha)
Sunset above the clouds
Easing into the morning (Nate Mirocha)
Easing into the morning
Day 4 trek: Breakfast al fresco above the clouds (Nate Mirocha)
Day 4 trek: Breakfast al fresco above the clouds
Best porters and cook in Peru! (Nate Mirocha)
Best porters and cook in Peru!
Day 4 Trek: First stop of day (Nate Mirocha)
Day 4 Trek: First stop of day
Easier than going up? (Nate Mirocha)
Easier than going up?
Even with the clouds (Nate Mirocha)
Even with the clouds
Cave on the trail (Nate Mirocha)
Cave on the trail
Trail plants (Nate Mirocha)
Trail plants
Intipata (Nate Mirocha)
Intipata
View from Intipata (Nate Mirocha)
View from Intipata
More stairs (Nate Mirocha)
More stairs
Winaywayna: Last site before Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Winaywayna: Last site before Machu Picchu
Ruins along the Inca Trail (Nate Mirocha)
Ruins along the Inca Trail
How did they get it so concentric? (Nate Mirocha)
How did they get it so concentric?
Looking out over the valley (Nate Mirocha)
Looking out over the valley
Window with a view (Nate Mirocha)
Window with a view
Final push to the Sun Gate (Nate Mirocha)
Final push to the Sun Gate
WE MADE IT (Nate Mirocha)
WE MADE IT
Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate (Nate Mirocha)
Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
Machu Picchu guard house (Nate Mirocha)
Machu Picchu guard house
Main gate to Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Main gate to Machu Picchu
After the rain stopped (Nate Mirocha)
After the rain stopped
Clouds burning off (Nate Mirocha)
Clouds burning off
Glorious Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Glorious Machu Picchu
Stone variations at Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Stone variations at Machu Picchu
Temple of the Sun above the river (Nate Mirocha)
Temple of the Sun above the river
Various qualities of stone (Nate Mirocha)
Various qualities of stone
Day 2 at Machu Picchu: First ones in (Nate Mirocha)
Day 2 at Machu Picchu: First ones in
Morning at Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Morning at Machu Picchu
Amazing stone work (Nate Mirocha)
Amazing stone work
Royal area vs. common area (Nate Mirocha)
Royal area vs. common area
Stone carved to mirror mountain (Nate Mirocha)
Stone carved to mirror mountain
See the fault line? (Nate Mirocha)
See the fault line?
Perfect lines (Nate Mirocha)
Perfect lines
Howd they carve those curves? (Nate Mirocha)
Howd they carve those curves?
Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Machu Picchu
Tired llamas at Machu Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Tired llamas at Machu Picchu
Friendly critters (Nate Mirocha)
Friendly critters
Classic photo with Huayna Picchu in background (Nate Mirocha)
Classic photo with Huayna Picchu in background
Huaynu Picchu - way up there (Nate Mirocha)
Huaynu Picchu - way up there
Worth the climb up Huayna Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Worth the climb up Huayna Picchu
Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu (Nate Mirocha)
Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu
And theres more we cant see (Nate Mirocha)
And theres more we cant see
Saying goodbye - this view never gets old (Nate Mirocha)
Saying goodbye - this view never gets old
Final lunch in Aguas Calientes (Nate Mirocha)
Final lunch in Aguas Calientes
Heading back to Cusco: Variations in lighting (Nate Mirocha)
Heading back to Cusco: Variations in lighting
Train picture window (Nate Mirocha)
Train picture window
Our last group photo (Nate Mirocha)
Our last group photo
Heading back to Cusco: A final panorama (Nate Mirocha)
Heading back to Cusco: A final panorama
She sold me this hat (Nate Mirocha)
She sold me this hat
Dogs of Peru (Nate Mirocha)
Dogs of Peru
Not for sale (Nate Mirocha)
Not for sale
Nate Mirocha
Peru: Sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu