A 4-day trek through Peru’s Cordillera Blanca.

Santa Cruz Trek Day 4 of 4

October 7, 2005
Day 9

Today was the same routine as the last few days: Wake up at sunrise, eat a small breakfast, pack up my stuff, and start hiking. It only took two hours to get to Cashapampa, our final destination at an altitude of 2973 meters (9754 feet). The… Read More »

Santa Cruz Trek Day 3 of 4

October 6, 2005 - Day 8

Once again I got up at sunrise. I slept a little better, but still not too well. I had a biscuit with some jelly and butter for breakfast and prepared to leave. After discussing the plan for the rest of the trip, four of the six of us decided… Read More »

Santa Cruz Trek Day 2 of 4

October 5, 2005
Day 7

I didn't sleep very well our first night of camping. I was warm enough, but the tent was set up on uneven ground, and I had the sensation that I was falling the entire night. I was glad when the sun started coming up and I could get out… Read More »

Santa Cruz Trek Day 1 of 4

October 4, 2005
Day 6

It was a long day. I had to get up at 6:00 AM to meet up with the rest of the people for my trek. After being up late the last several nights, getting up at sunrise was really rough. There was good news, though. I thought I was… Read More »