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Jul 21, 2005 - 3 day Andes Mountain Trek

Somehow I ended up hiking the Andes mountains in Peru when my Inca trail hike didn't come through. The 3 day Andes hike was walked by the Incas on their way to the well known Inca trail that leads to Machu Picchu, but very few tourist do this trek, as opposed to the 500 per day that do the official Inca trail. It is rated as a more difficult trek than the Inca....something I was unaware of when I agreed to participate. However it happened, I ended up hiking and sleeping 4300 feet above sea level, surrounded by snow capped mountains, and...

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