Saturday, August 22, 2015
Machu Picchu USA
I took another of my Mt. Falcon hikes this morning. I failed to reach the top again, but this failure was more encouraging than past failures: I traveled farther and I reached the edge of a very pretty wooded section of the trail before succumbing to wobbly legs. This next stretch of the trail should be a pleasure.
I made a halt adjacent to a six-foot boulder. This will be the marker to beat on my next attempt.
From the trail I espied an ersatz Machu Picchu in the distance.
Despite its expansive terraces, this is a pale imitation of the original. Not a llama in sight.
So, be on your guard if your travel brochure for Machu Picchu identifies its location as Morrison, Colorado instead of Peru. By way of comparison, here is the real Machu Picchu.