Monthly Archives: November 2015

Peru, the Rio Marañon. The Drive to the River and Day 1 – 9/28 & 29, 2015

We traveled to Peru for the purpose of running the Rio Marañon. I briefly alluded to the reasons for our choice of this river in the Introduction to this series, but it is worth restating. This river is the primary source of … Continue reading

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Peru – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, Part 3

We left Huaraz with our trekking guide, Felipe Chauca Torre, and drove downstream along the Rio Santa to the town of Yungay, where we turned east and began our ascent into the mountains. After a considerable climb, we entered the park. … Continue reading

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Peru – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, Part 2

We took a cab to the Wilcahuain ruins, located on the slopes above and to the east of Huaraz. We found it closed, and so decided to continue upward, in the effort to get some better views of the mountains. After the cab was … Continue reading

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Peru – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, Part 1

At the cost of 260,000 American Airlines Advantage miles, Kathy and I flew Business Class to Lima. We stayed one night in a cheap hotel in Lima, and got a bus to Huaraz the next day. We purchased the more expensive reclining seats … Continue reading

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Peru – The Rio Marañon … and more

INTRODUCTION The River What sane elderly couple (she, aged 64, and he, aged 75)  chooses to participate in a 400 mile, 28-day, descent of a whitewater river in Peru – a river that includes Class 5 rapids, Class 5 biting flies … Continue reading

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