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Quebrada Llaca

When I stay at the Hostel Pinar, my morning view is the stunning western flank of the middle of the Cordillera Blanca. When I dip my head out the window and peer north, Huascaran is often beaming white and soaking … Continue reading

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Ishinca and Me (Day 2)

Refugio Ishinca to Lago Ishinca to Refugio Ishinca. Picture post! Waking up with the sun! Sun peeking over Tocclaraju (6034 meters, 19,797 feet). Clear above, after last night’s thunderstorm and my 11 hours of sleep. Foggy below. My friends, the … Continue reading

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Laguna Mullaca…Running Down the Mountain (Day 2)

The tuesday morning breakfast explosion: Jana and I had each packed food for four days, because our original plan involved quebrada ridges and the high altitude lakes in between. With a slight change to our itinerary, we also made a … Continue reading

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¿5,100 Meters is How High? (Day 2)

I woke up to moo-ing. Of course. However, when I got out of my tent to pee, I didn’t expect to have to stand for an hour defending my tent and my person from the ever-so-curious cows/bulls/calfs… in the middle … Continue reading

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Maracuya in the Morning, Moo-ing at Night (Day 1)

Up early, clothes back on (with the plan to do the first load of laundry upon return!), and out the door walking Phillip (Gary’s son) to school. Down to Huaraz and finally into a combi (a passenger van) once I … Continue reading

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