Photo Friday 01.08: Colca Canyon

Photo Friday‘: Pictures from faraway lands.

Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Canyon

Spiraling trails

Colca Canyon in Peru is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States, but its walls are not as vertical. I went with a group to the bottom most part, stayed overnight and It took four hours of relentless climbing to reach back the top.

The area is not described as “beautiful” by general standards, but there is something about these massive, cold, rugged mountains that was attractive. Perhaps it was the strenuous hike or maybe the humbling experience, I found the place extremely beautiful and inspiring. Read more