Climbing Machu Picchu

Climbing Machu Picchu

Posted by: on Feb 13, 2015 | No Comments

Today we woke up early for the first train to Machu Picchu. It was a long, hard day hiking at altitude, but the totally worth the effort.

Inca Sacred Valley

Inca Sacred Valley

Posted by: on Feb 12, 2015 | No Comments

We are in the “cutest village in Peru”, at the heart of the sacred valley filled with ruins of Inca fortresses and still used stone buildings.

Tarapoto

Tarapoto

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2015 | No Comments

Tarapoto is a gateway city to the Peruvian Amazon, and at 1,000 feet above sea level is blessedly cooler than the rest of the rainforest.

Back to California

Back to California

Posted by: on Jan 1, 2015 | No Comments

The trouble with western road trips is that you eventually have to cross Nevada, inevitably in a single day.

Snow in Zion

Snow in Zion

Posted by: on Dec 30, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve been to Zion before, but it’s even more spectacular in winter.