Then we headed upward.
Along the trail there are a few places where locals cater to hikers. These three women sold drinks and snacks.
On this day we walked through jungle and up to cloud forest.
Not trick photos – the Trail is every bit as steep as it looks. In places I would only take a few steps then stop and take a couple of deep breaths.
Looking up toward our goal: Dead Woman’s Pass. It is so named because it was thought that the rock formation at the top resembled a reclining woman.
By the time we got to the top, clouds had rolled in and it began pouring rain. That made the 2000 foot decent to our camp at Pacaymayu a bit treacherous.