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4 day trek to Machu Picchu Day 4 241

4 day trek to Machu Picchu Day 4

May 26th 2011
Last day started at 4:30 am with breakfast at 5. No gentle awakening today. It was go go go, in the dark, in a mad rush to make it to the Sun Gate before dawn. at 5:30 we started our hike towards the sun gate in complete darkness and a light rain. Not too bad, but Xavier didn't like a flashlight so it was a difficult hike and a little muddy. We got to the sun gate about 40 minutes later, af ... read more
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