It was hours and miles to travel– layers of time and history.
It was layers of distance up: first by plane, then by car, and finally on foot– Layers of air, up in altitude, that made our muscles ache and lungs burn… step by step.
It was step after step, over three days and through three climates. Up past the mighty Salkantay: brilliant blue skies, the shocking white of the Andes, and our bodies working almost to the breaking point. Bringing tears of joy to my eyes. Layer after layer of emotion.
Layers of physical pain. Layers of culture and landscape. Layers of experience upon experience. Moments of beauty that took our breath away.
Layers and more layers… Ending in total awe. Behold!
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