Machu Picchu-Peru

The hemp rope was anchored to rust colored metal rings as it slung loosely against the vegetation covered rock. Ancient stone stairs rose ahead as I pulled myself on top of one, then the next until rejoining the muddy path. The tree covered trail opened up to carved stone blocks at the summit. The air was thick with heat and moisture as I sat looking downwards. Below the Inca ruins lay in perfect geometric organization. Dark green hills spread out across every horizon, each gently disappearing into the mist of the rising heat. Huayna Picchu, Peru