In 2001, a mere two months after that fateful day, my father and I went to Peru to trek the Inca Trail. It was my first real trek and I’ve been addicted to trekking the high mountains ever since. Here are some of my favorite photos from that amazing journey. One I hope to do someday again with my children.
Greetings from the Andes…wish you were here! Photo taken on day three hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. November 2001. A few months after 9/11 my dad and I took our first major trekking trip together. We flew to Peru and then hiked the historic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was a grueling three and a half days but the spectacular views of the Andes made it worth the while.
Greetings from the Inca Trail…wish you were here! Photo of the ruins of the Inca hillfort of Huillca Raccay in Peru. The first day of the world-famous trek along the Inca Trail in Peru brings you to the fantastic hilltop ruins of Huillca Raccay. The Incas built this watch fort here since it offered the perfect view up and down the Urubamba Valley as well as the entrance to the Cusichaca valley, allowing them to watch for upcoming enemies and […]
Greetings from Lima…wish you were here! Photo taken at gardens outside of the convent of San Francisco in Lima, Peru (November 2001) We left for our trip to Peru less than two months after the horrific events of September 11th. I’ll never forget that day as long as I shall live. Every American remembers where they were when the first plane struck the Twin Towers in New York. The horror that unfolded over that fateful day and the next couple […]
Greetings from Machu Picchu….wish you were here! Picture of the Ancient City of Machu Picchu taken in November 2001. The four-day trek on the ancient Inca Trail in the Andes Mountains of Peru is one of the best hike’s in the world. Over the course of 26 miles/43 kilometers, trekkers experience the Andes at its finest going through sensational and varied mountain terrain, cloud forests, and sub-tropical jungle while walking on the ancient Inca paving stones of the trail. The trek is a journey of […]
Greetings from Peru….wish you were here! This photo was taken in November 2001 on a trip to Peru in the village of Cusco. The children are being “paid” for the photo opportunity yet the only one smiling was the llama! I found it hilarious yet sad at the same time as the children live in so much poverty and education is a rare treat. It was a heart wrenching trip as we left two months after 9/11 and boarding a […]