Day Hike to Salkantay – Feb 3, 2014

Christina, Pastor Beny and Eliasib riding in the back of the truck as we approach Humantay Mountain

Christina, Pastor Beny and Eliasib riding in the back of the truck as we approach Humantay Mountain

This mudslide was the only bad spot on the road into Soray Pampa where we started our hike.

Marina and the Cone family walk around this mudslide which was the only bad spot on the road into the trailhead.

Our group of hikers from Casa del Aguila included the older kids as well as some of the house parents and Christina and Walker, William, Savannah, Tiffany and Jason Cone from Texas.

Our group of hikers from Casa del Aguila included the older kids as well as some of the house parents and Christina and Walker, William, Savannah, Tiffany and Jason Cone from San Antonio, Texas.

On the trail to Salkantay Mountain, elevation 6271 metres.

Jason Cone takes a break on the trail to Salkantay Mountain which has an elevation of 6271 metres.

The beauty and splendour of God's creation surrounds us everywhere as we hike towards Salkantay Mountain.

The beauty and splendour of God’s creation surrounds us everywhere as we hike towards Salkantay Mountain.

The view towards Soray Pampa

The view towards Soray Pampa (where we started our hike) is located in the centre of the photo.

These horse, when not resting are used to carry the tourists' packs across the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu.

These horses, when not resting, are used to carry the tourists’ packs across the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu.

This is where the Rio Blanco starts as the melt water from the glacier on Humantay Mountain.

This is where the Rio Blanco River starts as the melt water from the glacier on Humantay Mountain.

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