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I am retired and exploring the world on foot, by canoe and kayak. You see and experience much more this way. No luxury resorts on some tropical beach for me.
Day 2, up Dead Woman's Pass. All the traffic goes one way, and it is all up hill here, 4,000 ft of climb ( 1,300 m.) in the morning starting at the bottom of this valley. Double click on he picture to enlarge it, repeat for even more details.
Porter on Inca Trail, he will carry this load up about 4,000 ft in elevation, then down 1,000 ft. for a dollar an hour.
Giant humming bird near the top of Dead Woman's Pass on the Inca Trail, Peru, world's largest hummingbird. Found up to 4,500 m.
Farm home by the tracks near Ollantaytambo. Hiking the road by the train tracks to Macchu Picchu.
Small farm with thatched shelters for hikers tents, near km. 82, the start of the Inca Trail.
Barn along the road side, a simple shelter for the cows, and hay on the roof, out of the cows reach. This is an historic Inca road along side the Urubamba River.
Inca street in Ollantaytambo Peru. There are numerous door ways into court yards and houses along this narrow street.
Eight wild Lamas below Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail. At 13,000 ft. ( 4,000 m. ) elevation. Double click on picture to enlarge it to see all the lamas.
Southern Night Sky along the Inca Trail. The Southern Cross is just right of center, looks like a kite pointing lower right. South pole is 4 kite lengths to the right, just above the horizon. The night sky slowly rotates left to right, around this point in the sky. Photo taken May 20, 7:30 p.m. Look for the "Coal Sack" just below the tail, and the Milky Way above the Cross. Double click on the picture to enlarge it. Cannon SX 10 IS camera, 15 sec. exposure.
Water falls near Dead Woman's Pass on the Inca Trail, Peru.
Sacred Valley, near Ollantaytambo Peru
Mud brick farm house along Inca Trail, Peru.
Inca wall into a private court yard, still in use today. Ollantaytambo Peru. No mortar was used betweed the large lower rocks and yet they have stood up to earthquakes over the last 500 years.
Mt. Chimborazo, the highest peak in South America( 6,268 m. ) and the greatest distance from the center of earth, on earth. Near Quito Equador. Earth is an oblate sphere, wider (6378 km.) at the equator than at the poles (6357 km.). Thus the peak here is 1.3 km. further from the centre of earth, than the peak of Mt.Everest and 27 km. more than the north pole.. You would weigh 0.8 % less at the peak, than at the north pole. It is 100 m. taller than Denali Alaska.
Deer grazing with lamas, Dead Woman's Pass
Alpine vegtetation at along the trail at Dead Woman's Pass, Peru.
Pesant farm near Ollantaytambo Peru. Made with mud bricks.
Harvesting the crops near the start of the Inca Trail. Ten men feed this old thrasher machine by hand.
The road from Ollantaytambo to Km. 82. Nearing the start of the Inca Trail, Peru.
This huge block of granite was quarried and transported by the Incas from the light grey colour area in the upper left part of the picture,( to the right of the big peak) down the mountain, across a river and up this side of the mountain, 500 years ago. HOW? Why? The protruding bar laying horizontally on it was to enable it to interlock with other blocks such as those to the upper right corner of the picture.
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