Last week I was sharing photos from Machu Picchu, and will continue this week.  While Chris and Sarah were on a specific hike I decided to make my way on up to what is called the “Sun Gate” (apparently the original entrance to the site). The trail is varied, but most of it is paved in stone.  It look 1 1/2 hours or so to make the round trip, which is quite a bit higher in elevation than Machu Picchu itself.

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There was a huge pillar of rock in one location.

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On the way up I had a good view of the road that had brought us up from Aguas Calientes.


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The “Sun Gate” was much smaller than I expected.

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Someone offered to take my photo and I thought it was funny that he didn’t know how to keep his finger out of the way.

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It was a long and tiring hike, but truly was a spectacular view, high above Machu Picchu.

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Some llamas were right on the path as I turned around to head back down.  I was really glad to have made the effort.

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