Just a day and a half to acclimate and we're off on a four day trek starting tomorrow morning. Theses are the mountains surrounding the city of Huaraz. We have geared up and are ready for the cold and rain, but hoping for clear skies at least some of the time.
For the first time in the history of the universe, I will be without my precious iPhone - no texts, no emails, no phone calls for a solid 4 days. Tough times are ahead ;-)
The Santa Cruz trek is the most popular in this area. The top of the range - which we won't reach, of course - is a bit over 6,700 meters. The highest elevation we will reach is 4,700 meters, traveling through a national park and a half a dozen or so small villages with donkeys carrying our packs.