Laguna Wilacococha, Peru – Acclimating Hike #1

Acclimating Hikes Before setting out to complete the Cordillera Huayhush Circuit, Jake and I spent 5 days acclimating in the town of Huaraz. From Huaraz (10,000ft), we completed 3 day hikes around the area. all varying in elevation. Our highest elevation reached before starting the Huayhuash Circuit was 15,100ft. Originally, we had planned four day [...]

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Cordillera Huayhuash – Day 6 – Cutatambo to Huatiaq

Day 5 Cutatambo to Huatiaq Today was a totally different day. The trail took us on a brisk walk all the way down to 11,000ft - oxygen! The trail traveled away from the high peaks and followed a raging river steep down into a narrow valley. The water was crystal clear with multicolored river rocks [...]

Cordillera Huayhuash – Day 5 – Viconga to Cutatambo

Day 5 - Viconga to Cutatambo 6am peek outside our tent - clouds with breaks of blue. We were hopeful! We walked from the hot springs back up to the valley we came to reattach to the main trail. We had two big passes to conquer today. The first one at 16,500 ft and the [...]

Cordillera Huayhuash: Food Prep

Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Location: Peru Duration: 7-8 days Distance: Approximately 75 miles/120km Elevation: 10,800ft – 16,400ft Jake and I are heading back to South America in a just a few short weeks! Don't worry... more to come on the actual trek soon.Right now, the focus is organizing food! The first week in Peru, we will [...]

Trail Motivation

I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail because... life should be a daring adventure. I love being in the woods and standing on the heights. "do it while you're young" keeps ringing in my ears. my husband and I made a promise to one another to accomplish this dream together before we settle down and start a [...]