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Los Olivos (No, Not the Olives…)

Morning starting off right: Lily’s freshly baked German bread. Delicious and seedy, hands down the best bread in Huaraz! Yesterday on my hike down from Llaca I ran into my friend Rodrigo who lives in Marian. He and I and … Continue reading

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Gringa Mistake (Day 1)

Quebrada Ishinca! Let’s do this! Picture post! The Rio Santa: 2850meters. 9350 feet. Refugio Ishinca: 4390meters. 14,403 feet. Paltay (the Rio Santa) to the Refugio Ishinca: roughly 12 miles. Only a crazy person would set out to accomplish such a … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champignones (Day 3)

Yard sale morning. Clothes strewn about on bushes, hanging to dry. The epic down pour last night continued after we went to sleep, and therefore our clothes thought about what they did all night in a black plastic trash bag … 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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Lago Radian and the StUNSET(Day 1)

After a delirious grocery store shopping excursion last night at 9 o’clock, I hit the sack and decided to pack this morning. Good plan, seeing as our plan to meet was at 9am. Our plan?! Yes ! I’m going backpacking … Continue reading

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Boulders & Bailando!

Last night, Chuki invited me to come climbing with him and a group of guides from the Casa de Guias. Why not!? We met early, and after a bomba de manzana and some freshly squeezed lemonade, we walked across town … Continue reading

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Street Grub

Muchas gracias Martin for showing me the ways of the Huaraz local! Bomba de Manzana (Apple Bomb) outside: Bomba de Manzana (Apple Bomb) inside: Um, YUM. Que mas? -Hot quinoa drink (for the morning time) -Freshly squeezed lemonade (for the … Continue reading

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The Townies.

Arriving in Huaraz last night just after sunset, Martin and I ran down the sidewalks (dodging the cascading waterfalls from the roof drainage spouts) and through the gutters (puddle jumping as we quick stepped). A wet welcome back to big … Continue reading

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Snow, Rain, and the Neverending Journey (Day 3)

DAY THREE GOAL: be home (to Gary’s house) by the end of the day, in a bed, after a hot shower. Well, the two things I prayed for last night were 1. obvious cairns and a reliable route over the … 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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