Peru - Day 11

Monday, October 1, 2007
Day 11 was spent in the tiny city of Aguas Calientes. This is the town just outside of Machu Picchu, and you must stop through here if you wish to see Machu Picchu without doing a several day hike. I spent a day and a half here resting while the rest of my group finished their hike.

Aguas Calientes is a mountain jungle town, and the entire city is surrounded by incredibly tall peaks covered in trees. It's quite beautiful, and was probably my favorite city in all of Peru.

The town square and cathedral.

A look down the river. It's dry season right now, so there isn't a whole lot of water.

Rays of light as the sun starts to set.

This is a rock formation we see a lot of in Utah! Water seeps into the ground on the mesa up top and flows through the rock in a cone shape. After extended periods of time, the ground weakens from the water and eventually collapses, leaving an arch.

Artsy flower shot.

Silhouette of the town. It's still fairly early in the evening, but the high mountains make for an early sunset.