Hiking With My Sister (A Very Good Day)

My sister and I kept hearing that the hike to Laguna 69 in Huascarán National Park was spectacular. We’d also heard that it lake sits around 15,000 feet above sea level and the hike leaves you a little winded.

Being from the Midwest (not 15,000 feet above sea level) and having subsisted on a diet of mainly D’Onofrio ice cream and oil for two months (not healthy), we decided to prepare by walking up and down the hill the convent sits on. We walked it twice, called it good, and headed out with a group of Catholic Sisters and some Peruvian teenagers.

The hike was one of the best I’ve ever been on and wasn’t as difficult as anticipated. Plus I ate a lot of candy, which supposedly helps with altitude. Plus I just like candy.

20140302_Laguna_69_05

My sister, heading out.

20140302_Laguna_69_07

My actual sister and a Catholic Sister crossing Water Crossing #2 out of approximately 978 water crossings. It was a fearful hike for my camera.

20140302_Laguna_69_03

20140302_Laguna_69_02

Making a new friend!

20140302_Laguna_69_06

My sister, way out in the distance, cleverly avoided mud and took a rock path. I thought I was following suit, but a suspicious-looking rock turned out not to be a rock and shortly after this photo, I found myself ankle deep in mud.

20140302_Laguna_69_04

Approaching Laguna 69.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll get some photos of the lake up, but I accidentally took 600 photos and it’s been a little difficult to wade through them all.

Through My Headphones
*Fair -Remy Zero

Advertisements

One thought on “Hiking With My Sister (A Very Good Day)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s