Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] Staying at Machu Picchu
From: red735i at (Frank Filippone)
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:24:35 -0700
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Hey, it's a 1000 foot drop over about 6kM..... or maybe it is 3kM....  Steep
buy not un-doable.....  

I said.. IDEA.... not definitely.....

I will have a Son to amuse...  He once swam across a 3 mile lake ( he was
16), took a canoe around the Na Pali Coast ( the next week),  and in
general, will be bored with Dad's pace......

Maybe I will take the Bus and he can walk...... 

Note that I read the descriptions of walking up to Huyana Picchu.  It does
not sound like my idea of fun at all..... 

Frank Filippone
Red735i at

I think Duane said it wasn't as bad as the walk up...

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Frank Filippone <red735i at>wrote:

> Thanks Duane....  I was not sure there was anything at Aquas Caliente 
> other than the Archeological site....
> Maybe a half day in advance is plenty.....
> So the walk down would not be that bad?  Now THAT is an idea.....
> Frank Filippone
> Red735i at
> Actually, the other route that can allow you to stay later.... But not pay
> $800 a night...    is to walk down from Machu Picchu to Aguas
> It really isn't that bad of a walk...   there are kids/Chasquis  who race
> the buses down... and of course the kids win...
> I wouldn't recommend walking up...  save your legs for Huyana Picchu    :
> I like the idea of spending two days at the site...    It increases your
> odd
> of getting good light...
> But if it was me...   I would spend the extra day or two elsewhere....
> There isn't much history in Aguas Calientes it's a relatively new town...
> and it's only real existence is off of tourists...  and I didn't find 
> it all
> that photogenic or memorable...   But some people enjoy it : )
> Duane
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