Saturday, November 10, 2012

Machu Picchu

I recently went on a trip to Cusco, Peru with my dad to hike the Classic Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu!
It was an absolutely incredible experience. We spent 3 nights and 4 days hiking the ancient Inca trail. The scenery was breathtaking, the people we met and trekked with awesome and the history you could feel beneath your feet was magical. I was the first person to the Sun Gate overlooking Machu Picchu the last morning and being able to spend about 10 minutes watching the sunrise over the Andes and onto the Lost City was something I will always remember (and be able to brag about) for the rest of my life.
Plaza De Armas, Cusco
Streets of Cusco
Day 1 before our first camp
Q'Entimarka Ruins 
Sunrise over the Andes
Coming Down Dead Womans Pass
The Andes
High Mountain Lake

Foothills Rain, right outside of Machu Picchu

At the SunGate!

Machu Picchu

Sunday, June 3, 2012

                            About 10 miles South of Wolf Creek Pass on Highway 160, at 7:40pm.
                                                                        Treasure Falls
                                           Scenic Lookout of Wolf Creek Pass near sunset

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ah, Springtime in Lyons! I absolutely love it. I thought I was craving more snow and cold, but once I started hitting the mountain bike trails and getting back on track with our weekend family rides and park trips, I know I must have been crazy to want more snow. It's been a great Spring so far, it is raining right now which means even more green! I am hoping to get out to some cool places for some camping, riding, hiking and of course more great photos these next few months before my big trip with my dad to Machu Pichu in September!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Ani and I took our first "real" vacation in over 6 years to Cabo San Lucas. We chose Cabo for 2 reasons:
1) We could get a direct flight from Denver
2) It was on a sunny beach!

We had an absolute blast, mostly just relaxing on the beach and by the pool. We went for a walk along the beach every night to take sunset pictures. We rented a kayak and paddled across the bay to Lovers Beach. We finally saw "The Arch" when we rented a jetski and flew around the bay. We knew we had to go back and get some shots of it, so we got into a boat taxi with camera in tow and got some great shots, great views and learned some great history.

We stayed very close to the Marina, so we were able to walk down a few times and go out to dinner, grab some drinks and do a little shopping for Livvy. It was an ideal time to go down there. The weather was beautiful, not too hot, and there was practically nobody there.