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DONE the Incan Trail

Next Stop: Bolivia!

sunny 18 °C

Well after 14 hours of sleep and some breaky here I am... your usual chipper Sarah! I actually went to bed at 7 pm last night... isnt that halarious?

So next I am off to Bolivia. I am going to take an overnight bus from Cusco to La Paz, I think, but also may schedule stops in Puno (On lake Titicaca, Peru) or Copacobana, Bolivia, which is still on the Lake Titicaca but is apparently cooler. I hope to climb a mountain in Bolivia, it is cheaper and there are tons of tour places in and around La Paz. Once I get back to Peru I plan to climb El Misti... if I do, I will have climbed higher than anywhere in North America. Cool, huh?ยด

Oh and out of the hundred(s) or so people doing the Incan trail, and we all left more or less at the same time... I arrived 11th at the Sun Gate yesterday. And the 3rd girl! I ran most of the way, in the dark, along the path that plunges down on one side to the Urumbamba river, up and around stones... it was crazy. When I got to the gate it was just beginning to get light. I have found I have a huge competitive side to me... I was also the first girl in our trek group (total people was 16) to reach the top of Dead Womans Pass, the highest spot on the Incan Trail. And it was HARD.

Well I know this is not in the style of my usual blog...but I have much to do before I catch that 330 train from here in Aguas Calientes back to Cusco. I will write about the Inca Trail later...

bye!

Posted by SJS 10:36 Archived in Peru

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Thanks for letting us know how you're doing! That sounds like a hell of a hike. I doubt I could keep up with you and I'm in the Army! Looking forward to more!!!

by Rod S

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