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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 15:18:53 MST Print View

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Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 16:42:27 MST Print View

WOW!

Ian Clark
(chindits) - MLife

Locale: Cntrl ROMO
Valley Hop on 12/14/2010 18:03:20 MST Print View

Great adventure and beautiful photos.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 18:11:06 MST Print View

Excellent trip report and unbelievable pictures!!!!!

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 18:17:01 MST Print View

WOW, beautiful photos, thanks for sharing

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Pics on 12/14/2010 18:41:33 MST Print View

Amazing pics. Thanks for sharing. Suila Grande sure looks awesome.

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 18:56:54 MST Print View

Stunning photos and beautiful report, indeed - thanks for sharing!

"Unfortunately, that meant cooking next to either a cow pie or a cactus. I chose the cactus."

Note to self: "bring bushbuddy," if I ever make it there ;)

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 19:20:58 MST Print View

Uh. I want to go to there.

Michael Richey
(beaverboymike) - M

Locale: Southern Utah
just the right amount of details on 12/14/2010 19:32:07 MST Print View

"Therefore, I prefer to search for a campsite in the dark because then I am blissfilly unaware of how much p**p I am stepping in and sleeping on."

Loved the honesty, thanks!

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/14/2010 20:54:38 MST Print View

That was an excellent trip report. Impressive altitude for the passes...

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Beautiful on 12/14/2010 20:58:22 MST Print View

Those have to be some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Thanks

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Great description on 12/15/2010 01:27:26 MST Print View

The photos are fantastic as well. Thanks for sharing!

Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Thanks! on 12/15/2010 02:25:01 MST Print View

Thank you everybody for the kind words and compliments!

We have a climbing friend who lives in Huaraz, Peru. He told us the the Huayhuash Loop is supposed to be one of the Top 10 treks in the world. I don't know how someone can come up with a list like that. However, for us personally, it was the single most amazing trek we've done.

Of course, that doesn't mean it was the most fun :)

Ryan Linn
(ryan.c.linn)

Locale: Maine!
Re: Re: Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/15/2010 05:14:27 MST Print View

"Uh. I want to go to there."

Ditto! And I've only looked at the pictures so far.

J Mark Davis
(scholarola)
Huayhuash Trip Report on 12/15/2010 07:02:49 MST Print View

Amazing photos and really well written trip report. Thanks for making us all envious!

Dan Ransom
(carpeybiggs) - F - M

Locale: Wasatch
amazing on 12/15/2010 07:10:08 MST Print View

absolutely amazing.

i'm in nepal right now, and we keep meeting "world trekkers," the folks who love international trekking. without hesitation, they all seem to recommend the huayhuash loop. however, your variation on it is even more phenomenal than i imagined.

thanks for the inspiration! what time of year did you trek?

- d

Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Andes vs Himalayas on 12/15/2010 07:34:32 MST Print View

Hey Dan - we have not trekked in the Himalayas yet, so we cannot make a comparison. However, I'd be interested to hear about your stories and see your photos. Do you have a travel blog? (edit - just checked your BPL profile, which has the link to your photos. Awesome stuff!)

We hiked the Huayhuash in May. This was the start of their winter, which is also their dry season. So, the days were supposed to be clearer and the night colder, as compared with their summer. May-July is supposed to be the best time to trek in the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.

Edited by dannymilks on 12/15/2010 08:08:48 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Andes vs Himalayas on 12/15/2010 13:22:12 MST Print View

Trekking in the Himalayas is best done in April-May (pre-monsoon) or else in September-October (post-monsoon). April-May is best for flowering plants and trees. You probably don't want to be there after November 1 unless you are a polar bear, but that depends in part on how high you go.

Obviously the seasons are different in the Andes.

--B.G.--

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
A nice trip! on 12/15/2010 15:25:58 MST Print View

A very good report about a nice journey. Topped off with some very nice pictures.
Really Great!
jdm

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash on 12/15/2010 21:04:11 MST Print View

Incredible images and story- thank you!