Saturday, February 12, 2011
Travel Photo of the Day: Horses and Hikers Resting on the Inca Trail, Peru
In September 2006, Luis and I walked the spectacular Inca Trail to the ancient city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes mountains of Peru. There are several trails; the one we hiked is higher and longer than the traditional trail and took us five days to complete. Horses carried our belongings for the first three days, but on the fourth and fifth days, the terrain was too steep and rocky for the horses, so we had to carry our own backpacks. I snapped this photo of the breathtaking view on the second day while the horses and our fellow hikers were resting on the trail.