07 September 2007

Huayhuash Day 3-5

I am starting to forget details, but each day of this trek involved stunning scenery, difficult mountain passes, and lakes of unusual color. The horizon was as sharp as a knife, too! The highest mountain passes we went over were about 5000 m, but acclimitization had kicked in by then, so I didn't suffer any ill effects. I even started getting used to stale bread for breakfast. No, I shouldn't make fun of the meals. They were actually pretty good for the back-country. We often had pancakes and eggs for breakfast, cheese sandwiches and chocolate for lunch, and soup and soy protein bits (my request) for dinner. We met one Peruvian shepherd who, when I told him I'm American, said he doesn't like Bush. You just can't get away from it!

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