In preparation for our trek to Machu Picchu in April, we needed to start hiking now. Why do we need to start now, you ask? 1. Do you know me? I need to start now. 2. We will “trek from 3,900m/12,800ft to 2,100m/6,900ft, traversing across magnificent mountain passes, enjoying enormous and mystical snow-capped peaks, seeing nature in its purest form and exploring more than 15 different ecosystems from beginning to end”. Enough said.
And after some huffing and puffing and a jump of success at the top, we had this view…
And then at the bottom there was a lake. And if you know anything about my husband, Arion, you know he went for a dip, in his boxers. Such a little fishy.
I sat on the sidelines and played with a frog I named Rosy, since the rest of our group was made up of 5 guys and I didn’t deem it appropriate to jump in and swim 😉
Afterward we had a quiet lunch in town, along the Hudson, and then drove home. First major hiking day = success!!