I recently had the opportunity to go on an amazing trek here in Ancash, the Santa Cruz trail that leads up from the valley into a gorge, over a 4,700 meter pass and down another glacial gorge. Two nights of camping, three nights of hiking, carrying tents, food, water; it was quite an achievement and very rewarding, especially due to the lovely company of 8 other people, both Peace Corps and non-Peace Corps. Most importantly it reminded me how special this landscape is, and how fortunate I am to be surrounded by it daily.
Here are the photos.
P.S. Due to technical difficulties, photos are on the way!