After spending a few days acclimatizing to the altitude in Caraz, Stevie and I set out for the mountains.
Our destination – The Way Inn Lodge
The mountains of the Cordillera Blanca towered over us as we made our way off the valley floor. Those are very, very big summits!
We drove through many small villages and as we got higher, the towns got smaller and smaller.
Stevie shot this amazing photo as we passed through one of the last little towns. Look at the years in that face.
I can’t help but to think about how different her life has been compared to mine. Simple. Close to the earth. Hard. Pure.
I love this photo….
Finally there were no more towns. Just the mountain road.
And a few high altitude puff balls.
We arrived at The Way In Lodge late in the afternoon and set up the van. To say this place is breathtaking would be an absolute understatement. Perched just above tree line, The Way Inn stares directly at the white capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.
Stevie is doing great with the altitude. I couldn’t think of a better place for my pregnant wife to relax and recharge her batteries. Energy just pours off of these mountains and into your soul.
We’ve been taking small hikes, and I’ve been exploring the rock climbing potential in the area. Stay tuned. We’ve got some amazing photos coming!