More Groovy Inca History

It has been a couple days since I could blog so I will catch up on what you have missed. Thursday started with Julio arriving again and heading out toward the Sacred Valley. We went to Moray where there are a series if circles on terraces. The theory is that seeds were tested for flavor on each terrace to determine slight changes.

IMG_6331.JPG It began to rain and as we walked down to the bottom it was really slick. Walking up was slicker yet!!! But I got to the top, the rain passed and we headed out to the salt mine.
Now when I think of salt mines i think of deeeeep places in the earth and animals pulling carts of salt up to the surface. But this salt mine derives from a small spring that bubbles out of the side of a hill and people have little pools or sections to add wafer to, let evaporate and then scrape out the salt left behind.

IMG_6338.JPG it was so cool and the people there are working so hard. It is a co-op and different people own the different pools.

After the mine we had lunch of hamburgers and InkaKola and then it was off to the train where I bid farewell to Julio and headed to Agua Caliente!

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About WhelanTrek

The mountains are in my blood and Everest has been a symbol to so many areas of my life. I blog about adventures and life in between.

Posted on September 6, 2014, in Hiking. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. It sounds to me like you got an amazing tour instead of a strenuous hike! Maybe you are the lucky one!

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    • I cannot help but be disappointed in myself for not getting to do the intended trek. But I was in a spectacular place with an amazing guide and got quite a bit of strenuous hiking in at my speed as a result. I guess I have an idea what people feel like when they climb a mountain but do not make the summit.

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  2. Interesting!

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