Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Escapes

For this Monday's Escape I'm taking you on a hike.  Not just any old hike though, one that will end here:

For those of you who don't enjoy camping, the other plus of this hike is that you won't be sleeping in a tent...

 And your legs won't hurt at all in the end, because it's virtual, so sit back and enjoy the scenery:

We will be weaving through varied climates and topographies: finding ourselves in balmy forests, freezing valleys, and seeing a few more ruins along the way...

We are almost there I can see the crowning glory of Machu Picchu in the distance...

And we made it...

That wasn't so hard at all, was it?

Hope you enjoy the view from the top...

Images via Travelmoon


  1. Gorgeous! This was one of our honeymoon destinations three years ago and I still remember it vividly. I thought the hike was easy enough (I've been on tougher trails), but we didn't camp out. I'd like to do the complete Inca Trail one day though.

  2. What a beautiful landscape :)
    xx Marie

  3. I was there when I was 14 with my family and hope to take my boys there one day. A beautiful incredible place.

  4. Oooooohhhh fabulous! I can see myself perched on those rocks absorbing the scenery in the last photo (although I would definitely be sitting a lot further back!)

  5. Definitely on my bucket list and you make it look so easy!

  6. oh, I love this! I've been trying to get there for years.

  7. Oh my god, you have no idea how jealous I am right now! I'm dreaming of going there, you don't know how much I want to visit Machu Picchu. Gorgeous photos as well!

  8. gorgeous !!


  9. Wow! Fantastic! I actually am a little out of breath, but not from the virutal hike...from the virtual thinning of the atmosphere during the climb. ;)

    I can't imagine what this is like in real life. Love how the clouds settle above the valleys.

  10. While I don't actually mind hiking, I'm pretty sure i won't get to do this one anytime soon, so this is the next best thing! Stunning views...this is a good way to start out the monday (c:

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS place! Also the view is just spectacular ....
    Great post Kate ...

    Have a lovely week! (-:

  12. I so wanna go to Machu Pichu. My father recently came bake from Peru and absolutely loved it. Such an amazing place!

  13. Spectacular scenery and wonderful views! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.


  14. This is my dream;)
    Getting on your followlist!!
    I love to travel..I have a travelblog will find a link to it on this blog;)
    Have a lovely day!!

  15. I wouldn't get enough of that view from the top. There are few things compared to the feeling you have when you're on top of the mountain and with very little effort you empty your mind of thoughts and just take in the beauty of the scenery. :) Ada