Viewing Post for: Inca Trail II 2013

Date: July 30, Tuesday, day 1 Inca trail
Location: Llacapata, first camp on Inca trail. 3 miles hiking. 9200 feetish

Yes! We have started. After for some a year or more in planning we are walking. We are on a sacred trail. the Inca ruler was carried and bathed in the many icy baths we passed that are still running. we can hear the roar of the Urubamba river. We are passing back into time.

When you leave someone here you say in Quechua, the local language, "Tupanachiscama", meaning See you tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, if not in this world then the next, There is no word for goodbye.

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For: Kelly, Taylor, and MacKenzie

Have the best time ever my wonderful Brough women! I want to hear every story and see every you all and are there with you in spirit! xoxo Michelle

Michelle Lucero - 7/31/2013

For: Rick

I was thinking of you guys on the first day of your hike...especially when I was indoors, working out at my gym. Yuck! Would much rather be hiking the Inca trail. Hardest workout ever.

Lisa - 7/31/2013

For: Dan, Cookie, Linda

Great group picture. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventure.

Pam Ashmankas - 7/30/2013

For: Kelly, Taylor and Mackenzie

When you start getting tired, just remember a quote from the infamous Richard Simmons to keep you motivated: No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will. And then also remember he said this, just because it's funny: I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset. YOU CAN DO IT!

Sonya Pritchard - 7/30/2013

For: To? (maximum 255 char)Kelly, Taylor and Mackenzie

Type your message here...Kelly, Taylor and Mackenzie, You are experiencing the hike of your lifetime. One foot in front of the other on and on. Enjoy- Yaya and PaPau

From? (maximum 255 chars)Yaya and PaPau - 7/30/2013

For: To Kelly, Mackenzie and Taylor,

Type your message here... Have an amazing journey! Enjoy the wild life, the Andes, and the new friends you will meet.

From? Holli Riebel and Chamber - 7/30/2013

For: Kelly, Taylor and Mackenzie

From 5,280 feet we're sending you high energy and excitement for this part of your journey! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it! -Holli Keyser

Holli Keyser - 7/30/2013

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