There and back again!

(You may click on any photograph to pull up a much larger version of the image.)

It’s done! We’re safely settled at the Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco (new spelling preferred by our Quechuan Inca Trek guide, Julian Perez), but the whole story of our Inca Trail Expedition will be laid out in a series of posts over the next few days.  The physical and mental challenges, the weather, the beautiful trail experience with our porters, cook and guide from Llama Path, the interaction with our fellow pilgrims, the final glorious descent to Machu Picchu on the last day, and the Dunkirk-like escape from Agua Calientes and the raging Urubamba River yesterday!  It’s a story that will thrill, chill and amaze…and hopefully inspire, many of you to reach for that dream that you thought might never be achievable. The photos alone will take a while to sort through and post, much less the memories, impressions and images of the experience that are bouncing around in my head as we get ready to fly to Lima at noon today, and then say goodbye to Peru…for now!

The INHL Team arrives at Machu Picchu early Saturday morning January 23, 2010 from the Inca Trail...(L to R) James Davison, Dave Etzold and Chris Multhauf.

Sunny day to explore Machu Picchu...after a lot of rain! Wow!

~ by Dave Etzold on January 24, 2010.

One Response to “There and back again!”

  1. Congratulations Dave! Bask in victory and an adventure of a lifetime.

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