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Considering walking the Inca Trail? Don't do it in the rain

Considering walking the Inca Trail? Don't do it in the rain

Mar 1st, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Considering walking the Inca Trail? Don't do it in the rain

A report of an exciting trip on the Inca Trail through mudslides.

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/back-in-a...he-inca-trail/
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Wow! I guess this is a tale to tell the grandchildren..
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 01:30 AM
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So she seems to have posted that in February when the kilometer 82 - Machu Picchu trail is closed. From the towns she names I am guessing she was on a different Inca Trail than the "famous" one (I don't want to use the wrong word here).

In any event did we ever luck out in early January. Hardly any rain at all. That would be terrifying.
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 01:36 AM
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I see now she refers to it as the Inca Jungle Trail, which offers 40k of downhill mountain biking. Now that would be something in rainy season.

http://www.lorenzoexpeditions.com/index.php?id=14
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:12 AM
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weather2travel.com Peru Cusco climate guides torrential rains in Feb wash out the rails every few years. NEVER wise to trek then. May and September best for me incalandadventures.com Flavio for $300 or so through the sun gate had an AWESOME time.

Important to pick time and guide(licensed) carefully.
Looks like blogger above did neither very risky.
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:15 AM
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she did the cheapo with Lorenzo Cahuita inkajungletrail.com
the Inka Trail is closed all feb. Sort of a back door route to MP through Santa Theresa(nice hot springs) to MP but not
the true Inka Trail in any way. Just a cheapo alternative easily self guided from personal experience.
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 07:41 AM
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February is the worst time to do the inca jungle trail....Actually, the trail was closed from santa teresa, hidroelectrica for landslides....Do not advise that route during heavy rainy season....
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 02:15 PM
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They do look like a bunch o idgits. The kind of fools that put rescuers and locals at risk.

Don't click on the link it's a spammy cookie depositing website.
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Mar 6th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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IMO, this qualifies in the category of "Idiots Abroad."
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