Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu: Day 3

UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike – and much more – is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In “An Uphill Climb – Survivor’s Guilt and the Inca Trail” you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt.

This is not your typical Inca Trail book.

There is the story of pain and loss leading up to a new life that should be a happy ending, but instead is tainted by guilt and feelings of unworthiness. You will get a fascinating glimpse of expat life in Ecuador, as we take advantage of our home in South America to train in the Andes. As I share stories of his my few months as a widower, you will even get a peak behind the curtains of working in the US Senate.

From the ups and downs of the loss of childhood innocence, dealing with cancer and death, finding love again, and fighting depression, you will experience an emotional journey every bit as difficult as the Inca Trail itself just to get to that first checkpoint at Kilometer 82 in Piskacucho, Perú.

After all of the preparation and pain, will we make it to Machu Picchu? If we do, it will be An Uphill Climb.

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  • jim sparks says:

    Hey Jim:
    I am reading your email in the dark on my smart phone which is a first for me. Here I am in my shorts with windows open, feeling sorry for my self for being in this condition because of hurricane Irma. I am only doing it now because I was bored and thought I would try receiving my emails. Boy was I glad to read yours. It made me glad I was not in your shoes.
    If this if full of miatakes, it’s because I can’t see the screen and the keys are so small.
    It’s normally hot at night (and day), but after this storm it’s actually a bit cool. I have rigged a small fan off of my car battery, but I still think about cooler locations.
    Thank you for making me appreciate my sutuation.

    Jim in good ole Florida

  • Sue Pearson says:

    Just love your beautiful pics, What a story, what a trek! Glad you are here to show and tell! (and not in a hospital!)

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