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Old Nov 15, 12, 8:47 pm   #7
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Used this as a background for a while.

The postcard picture!

Our hotel lobby.

View from our room.

Day 6 - Huyana Picchu and Machu Picchu

The day began very early as we wanted to get to the top of Machu Picchu before sunrise. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good so it wasn't good for pictures. I had a reservation to climb Huyana Picchu though at 7AM. Any of you planning to go to Machu Picchu, do this. Don't listen to people that say its not worth it because it is. The view from up there is something else. I doubt anything I do in my life will be more crazy than that though because the stairs to get up there are ridiculous. After I got down I walked around for some pictures on Machu Picchu. Our train left for Cusco at 5PM out of Aguas Calientes putting us back in Cusco by 9PM. We had to proceed to pack up and prepare for our long trip home.

I told myself I'd get a picture next to a llama before I left. I succeeded.

The map for Huyana Picchu.

The stairs... Dear god.

The stairs of death. There's a video on YouTube of a guy climbing these.

The tunnel I had to crawl through towards the top.

The ladder at the top.

And behold... Machu Picchu!

Machu Picchu as seen from Huyana Picchu.

The summit.

Not sure I'm going to continue.

Just taking a nap on the summit of Huyana Picchu.

People coming up the descent trail...

This was some sort of a viewing post for Machu Picchu.

View from the top at Machu Picchu. This is where the postcard picture is taken from.

View from the Intihuatana Stone.
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