"We are just back from an amazing trip."
That is an understatement! I've only had a chance to look at the photos on the picasa site as a slideshow, haven't had time yet to read all of the report, but all the photos are amazing -- that hike was amazing. It'll take days to absorb all this -- thanks for posting it. And you were there on Easter Sunday? A week ago? I am impressed. Great job on the pix and report. Best thing I've ever seen on Machu Picchu.
What a trip!
(avatar: raptor, Lake Dillon)