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starting the hike

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 29 March 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Well, we drove out to a tiny town this morning to begin our two-day hike to the remote (and still mostly covered) Incan ruins of Choquequirao. The ruins were a retreat for the kind, a fortress protecting the sacred city of Cuzco, and a religious centre, as well as a large town on its own.

It was a pretty intense go - start at 2200 metres, up to 3000 metres, then back down to 2200 metres - and we were a bit sore at the end of the day. Great cloudy weather for hiking out in the open, though, and lots of beautiful plants and wonderful peace out here.