This was the hardest and best thing I have ever done. When given the opportunity to do this from a friend from Peru, I didn't have to even think about it.
My dad, step father, was a master carpenter and taught me all that I know about construction. I wish I could have shared this experience with him, it was truly inspiring. Day 1 was a challenge, day two I thought I was going to die, then came day three. By the time we crossed the camp line I was exhausted, and ready for bed. Day 4 we got up at 4am and got to the gate. 5:30 they opened the gates and we flew in as fast as we could. We could not keep up with our group, we were slow the whole trip, but when we stepped through the Sun Gate, a wave of emotions came over me.
I was tired, achy, and felt drained, but when we finally got to Machu Picchu I could not contain my emotions. All of my memories of my father came rushing through me and all of the things he had taught about construction came to life in a whole new way.
Thank you for a great experience!.