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Peru: Sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu \ Photos

Along the trail
Lima: Miraflores coast
Lima: First clear view of Pacific Ocean
Lima: Outdoor Miraflores gym
Lima: Illuminated cross
Admiring the Lima nighttime coastline
Lima: Al fresco kitchen at first dinner
Cusco: Plaza de Armas
Clouds above Cusco
Cusco: Windows perfectly aligned
Cusco: A marriage of Spanish and Inca
Inca walls and road in Cusco
Cusco Market
1000 feet above Cusco
Llamas and alpacas at Sacsawayman
Puma paw
Peruvian woman with potato snacks
Tambochay
Street in Chinchero
Inca terraces in Chinchero
Cathedral of the Sacred Virgin in Chinchero
Chinchero: Wool dyeing demonstration
Voila - from white to red and green
Weaving demonstration
On our way to lunch
Sacred Valley terrain
Cactus flower
Lunch spot in the valley
Looking down on Maras Salt Terraces
Maras Salt Terraces
Maras Salt Terraces
Evaporation in process
Salt harvest
Pile of salt
Moray Greenhouse
Stairs carved in the wall at Moray
Moray Vista
Ollantaytambo
Temple at Ollantaytambo
Path from quarry to Ollantaytambo
Unfinished stone on way to placement at Ollantaytambo
Temple door at Ollantaytambo
Alberto, Michele, Nate, Vidal
Start of the trail
Day 1 Trek
Day 1 Trek: What a view
Day 2 Trek: Changing landscapes
Heading up to Dead Womans Pass
Looking back at the path up to Dead Womans Pass
Heading down to camp from Dead Womans Pass
Trail foliage
Day 3 Trek: Sayaqmarka
Day 3 Trek: View from Sayaqmarka
Orchids on the trail
Posing on the trail
Im a specimen
Day 3 Trek: Entering Cloud Forest path
Hiking through misty clouds
Cloud forest foliage
Cloud forest foliage
Cloud forest fern
Exotic mosses
Quit rushing me
Day 3 Trek: Clouds dropping down for the night
Settling in for a night above the clouds
Micheles emergency bathroom
Vidal and the llamas admire the view
Snow-cap emerging
Taking it in
Sunset above the clouds
Easing into the morning
Day 4 trek: Breakfast al fresco above the clouds
Best porters and cook in Peru!
Day 4 Trek: First stop of day
Easier than going up?
Even with the clouds
Cave on the trail
Trail plants
Intipata
View from Intipata
More stairs
Winaywayna: Last site before Machu Picchu
Ruins along the Inca Trail
How did they get it so concentric?
Looking out over the valley
Window with a view
Final push to the Sun Gate
WE MADE IT
Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
Machu Picchu guard house
Main gate to Machu Picchu
After the rain stopped
Clouds burning off
Glorious Machu Picchu
Stone variations at Machu Picchu
Temple of the Sun above the river
Various qualities of stone
Day 2 at Machu Picchu: First ones in
Morning at Machu Picchu
Amazing stone work
Royal area vs. common area
Stone carved to mirror mountain
See the fault line?
Perfect lines
Howd they carve those curves?
Machu Picchu
Tired llamas at Machu Picchu
Friendly critters
Classic photo with Huayna Picchu in background
Huaynu Picchu - way up there
Worth the climb up Huayna Picchu
Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu
And theres more we cant see
Saying goodbye - this view never gets old
Final lunch in Aguas Calientes
Heading back to Cusco: Variations in lighting
Train picture window
Our last group photo
Heading back to Cusco: A final panorama
She sold me this hat
Dogs of Peru
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