August 6, 2012
Machu Picchu (8/4/12)
Guide Peter Anderson called in from the summit of Huayna Picchu, all but one of the team made the early a.m. hike up to this lofty perch above Machu Picchu. After taking in the view they descended back down and then it was back to Aquas Calientes. From there it’s a train and bus back to Cusco in the afternoon and then a hotel in Cusco for the night.
Max’s first team headed home on Saturday evening and his second team arrived about the same time. A little bitter sweet to say good-bye to the first crew but nice seeing the second team arrived without issue and with all their gear intact. That team did gear checks with Max on Sunday, toured Moshi, visited with the folks at the Porter Assistance Program and had milkshakes before heading back to the hotel for final packing and dinner. Monday morning is their first hike day. Time to go for a little walk.
Greg Vernovage is on scene and awaiting the team and their duffel bags. Once all the pieces are in place they’ll do a gear check and give the city of La Paz a once over.