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Nov 19, 2004 - Inca Trail Day 4 - Machu Pichu

Its Machu Picchu aint it?? Up at 4am to be the first there. Had to wait til 5:30 for the checkpoint at Winay Wayna to open though, which was a bit boring. It was about an hours walk to the "Sun Gate" that marks the start of Macchu Picchu - alas we could see nothing, all the view was obscured by mist. Fortunatley the clouds lifted later in the day to give us excellent views. I went up to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain, where there are also some ruins. This was a hard 45 minute climb, especially in the midday heat, but was well worth it...

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