One morning at Machupicchu

After 4 days climbing the Inca trail we arrived at Machupicchu via the Sun Gate. It was mid afternoon, the light was flat and overcast, and the place was packed with thousands of... Show more

After 4 days climbing the Inca trail we arrived at Machupicchu via the Sun Gate. It was mid afternoon, the light was flat and overcast, and the place was packed with thousands of tourists that come up via train and bus during the day. Not the idylic, golden light, private photo opportunity for which I had spent 4 tough days climbing and camping in the high Andes. Instead, although beat from the trail, we rose early the next morning, hoping to watch the sun break through the clouds and give us a private show of this magical site before the trains and buses did their work. Sometimes you just get lucky. Show less