July 12, 2006
We knew we had a long day ahead of us, so we set out before sunrise to try to get to the other side of the valley before it got too hot. The first few hours of our trek were downhill, but once we got near the bottom of the valley, the trail turned steeply upward. The rest of the day was filled with ups and downs and was almost never flat. Overall, we walked for seven challenging hours.
We ended our day at a Japanese man's house. He was a farmer who decided to move to Bolivia when his country's population became too large 47 years ago. He spends his days tending to his large gardens and only asks people to sign his guestbook as a fee for camping in his yard. Considering the view from his house, I can't really blame him for living there all these years.
The photo album for this entry is here.