Machu Picchu: Elias & Team Merged onto the Inca Trail

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos | August 03, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Peru
Elevation: 12,620'

Hello, this is Elías and the Machu Picchu trekking team. First of all, we want to apologize for the lack of communication yesterday, but we were in such a narrow valley that our satellite phone wouldn’t pick up the signal. However, we had an awesome day crossing the Continental Divide, from the Pacific side to the Atlantic and dropping to an amazing valley, where we saw herds of llamas moving around. And we had awesome views of Nevado Salkantay, a 6,000+ meter peak, and amazing glaciers. Today we merged with the classic Inca Trail, where we are today. We are just camped here, perched on a terrace right above treeline, and it’s been an amazing day! We went from the dry Andean landscape to the rainforest we have just crossed, and we’re having an awesome time discovering this amazing land of the Inca. We’ll keep you posted tomorrow, as we have our second journey into the classic Inca Trail, and again, we have left behind the three days of incredible hiking up mountain passes in the Andes. That’s all for now! We’ll check in again tomorrow. Bye.

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful time! Go team Junell!!! - Sam & Clay, I Love you mommy and daddy and miss you!! Rowan

Posted by: Beverly Jones on 8/5/2014 at 9:56 am

Jayne, you know I will be expecting some pictures with you and the llamas. Hope y’all are having a blast!


Posted by: Tyler B. on 8/5/2014 at 6:41 am

Hi Jayne and Rob!

Thank you for sending me the link!  We get to keep up with you.

Love you!

Posted by: Ofelia Welch on 8/4/2014 at 1:16 pm

Elisa, I can imagine the beautiful views that the team is seeing and I love hearing you describe it. Tell Ramona and Michael that I’m keeping up with them. Patsy

Posted by: Patsy Hollie on 8/4/2014 at 12:41 pm

Awesome updates! We all hope Neil and Glen Schweitzer are doing well and having a great time!

Posted by: Lindsay on 8/4/2014 at 8:48 am

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