August 25, 2010
Phil called in to report all is well in Peru.
Today the walk on the trail came to a narrow flight of stone steps leading upwards into a small stone structure. This is Intipunku, and through the rectangular doorway, they could see the ruins of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku, a pathway led them directly to Machu Picchu itself, and a descent of over an hour took them down to the actual ruins.
It was a touch foggy but it burned off with the sunrise to give the team a beautiful day in the ruins. They’re all back at the hotel at Agua Calientes doing some last minute shopping. A celebration dinner tonight and they’re off to Cuszco tomorrow.