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Inca Trail: Machu Picchu

  Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world.  Visited by 1.5 million visitors each year, people from all over the world travel great distances by plane, train and then bus to be here.  Many are checking off bucket lists.   During the week before hiking the Inca Trail, we talked to an older couple from Canada who had just returned from their hike.  We asked whether the journey to Machu Picchu had been worth it?  The guy laughed and said that the Inca Trail was amazing but not to fall in love with the idea that Machu Picchu was going to be some kind of climax to the hike.   "It's amazing, don't get me wrong," he said.  "But it doesn't compare to the hike itself."   We didn't really understand until we were standing at Machu Picchu.  In many ways, it wasn't different from the other ruins that we had seen:  just on a grander scale.  It did have a more colorful name.  Machu Picchu translates to "Old Penis." Most people in the U.S

Intermission

Bisbee Side Trip: Chiricahua National Monument

Downtown Bisbee: Good coffee, Fine Food.

Bisbee: Side trip to Lowell

Refreshing Morning

Bisbee: City of Stairs

Bisbee Side Trip: Madera Canyon

Bisbee: Whitewater Draw

Madison: Concert on the Square

Bisbee: Off-grid Home on North Juniper Flats Road

Bisbee: Hiking Cochise Stronghold

Bisbee Side Trip: San Pedro River, a Winery and Tombstone

Bisbee: Hiking Juniper Flats

Bisbee: Queen Mine Tour