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We made it! Top of Dead Woman's Pass
Welcome to Cusco!
Cusco- plaza de armas
me and my mom, plaza de armas
Ok, they charged 2 soles, but the lamb was so cute!
Cuy (guinea pigs) spotted in back of restaurant
View as we drove from cusco to kilometer 82
Gleaming lake set among andes- drive from cusco to km 82
Approach Kilometer 82
our porters, chef and guide packing up our stuff
Km 82- start of Inca trail
About to begin the our journey in the footsteps of the Incas
Suspension bridge that leads to the start of the trail
My mom and Teddy at the start of the trail
My mom- resting!
day 1- view along trail
Donkey grazing along trail
Teddy (guide) and my mom
llamas we encountered along trail
Ruins along the trail
Our fabulous guide Teddy and my mom
me and my mom- day 1
view along Inca trail- day 1
campsite 1
Camping  at Huayllabamba
Our  campsite- check out the view!
The bathroom at our camp
view from our camp- day 1- fantastic!
Evening clouds rolling in- Day 1
Morning sunrise- day 2
Day 2- Just a few more hours up!
Day 2- trail takes you through a rainforest
Mossy trees along the trail - day 2
Porters hiking along trail
llamas grazing off in distance- day 2
day 2- still smiling after nearly 3 hrs up!
top of pass- thankfully we were not part of this big group!
View from Dead woman's pass
other side of dead woman's pass- we have to go down!
V for "victory" - so happy to make it!
Campsite- Night 2
view from camp- day 2
Leaving camp- morning of day 3
Trail day 3
Rounded ruins of Runkuracay
the view from the ruins
As we climbed up, climate changed
The lake we passed, sandwiched between the moutains
Misty ruins of Sayacmarca
In the lush cloudforest, overlooking Incan ruins
Teddy & my mom- so steep, Teddy had to hold her hand!
Incan Ruins
More misty incan ruins along the trail
View of the trail
the misty clouds once again rolling in
Passing through the tunnel
descending through tunnel
sun peaking out as we descend through the cloud forest
edge of trail- can't see below!
Me with some fantastic ruins!
you can see how steep it was !
Towards the end of the day- sun out again, no more clouds
Last incan site before reaching camp on day 3
us with our fabulous porters!
Admiring the clouds
Orchid along trail
Butterfly along trail, we saw 100s of them!
so steep! Had to crawl! Day 4
the sungate- nearly there!
Through the sungate to MP
the view from the sungate- SPECTACULAR!
Relaxing before heading down to ruins. We made it!!!
Fearless Teddy & my mom heading down to MP Ruins
the stone ruins of Machu Picchu
Another view as we get closer- Stunning!
Me (resting again) admiring view from different angle.
This picture does not do Machu Picchu justice
A lizard we spotted while exploring
Llama of Machu Picchu
Peruvian hairless dog in agua calientes
Day 5- trying to make friends with a llama
Of course I shower and then the llama spits on me
We survived the Inca Trail!
Heading back to Ollantanytambo
vistadome train view
Glacier from plane window Cusco to Lima

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