2007-05-4 Day 1 & 2, Inca Trail, Peru

  • Guinea Pigs
    Guinea Pigs
    Cavia porcellus - raised for food.
    Piscacuchu, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0004
    Larry Jackson
  • Horses
    Horses
    Pack horses used sparingly on the trail.
    Piscacuchu, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0006
    Larry Jackson
  • Mother & Child
    Mother & Child
    Piscacuchu, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0008
    Larry Jackson
  • Urubamba River
    Urubamba River
    Our starting place for the 4 day hike to Machu Picchu.
    Km 82, Piscacuchu, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0011
    Larry Jackson
  • Urubamba River
    Urubamba River
    Approaching the permit checkpoint and trail entrance.
    Km 82, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0013
    Larry Jackson
  • Permit Check Point
    Permit Check Point
    Km 82, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0014
    Larry Jackson
  • Downstream
    Downstream
    As we crossed the bridge to start our first day of the hike.
    Urubamba River, Km 82, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0016
    Larry Jackson
  • Porters
    Porters
    These young, strong, local guys carried our sleeping bags, clothes, toiletries as well as the tents, chairs, portable kitchen and food.  Without them, the hike would be a much, much harder experience.
    Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0018
    Larry Jackson
  • Wild Dagga
    Wild Dagga
    Leonotis leonurus - native to Africa, this plant is now introduced widely.
    Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0020
    Larry Jackson
  • Q'anabamba
    Q'anabamba
    The first Inca ruins of the four day hike.
    Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0022
    Larry Jackson
  • 'Nujchu'
    'Nujchu'
    Salvia oppositiflora - I note the local name where I could find one.
    Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0024
    Larry Jackson
  • Cactus Flower
    Cactus Flower
    Corryocactus squarrosus
    Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Peru, May 22, 2007
    2007-05-22#0030
    Larry Jackson