Walking on the train tracks to Aguas Calientes, I carry my strange daypack. Filled with water, sunscreen and bug spray, I am prepared for almost everything. At the time this photo was snapped, I had been walking for almost 4 hours in the hot, sticky and humid Peruvian weather. Sore all over, I was dreaming of a bed and Machu Picchu.
When the hike was completed, I felt exhausted but accomplished. I was excited for the following morning when I would finally experience Machu Picchu for the first time.