Amazing Canyons
Cañon del Pato

May 22, 2017

We had a tailwind all day as we start cycling through Canon del Pato towards Huaraz.


What happened…

Andrew writes: I keep running out of gas and I don’t know why. Today was mostly flat with the wind at our back, and then all of a sudden we had a 5km climb and I didn’t want to go anywhere once that was done. Maybe I should’ve rested and found the energy to continue on to Huallanca, as Amanda didn’t seem to keen on the “value-packed” hospedaje available in Yuracmarca. There’s good cell coverage in the town so I’ll be able to teach in the morning. Heck, we spent the evening listening to the Yankees baseball game. What more could a wife want?? (flushing toilets?)


Amanda writes: After yesterday’s descent and amazing canyons we were ready for a harder ride. The ride ended up being likely the most climbing we’ve ever done in a single day but it didn’t feel that bad to me. It was very gradual except for the end. Maybe it didn’t seem that bad because yesterdays head wind turned into a tailwind today. We also road through a big canyon today but the mountains around us and the rock formations we’re as spectacular. There was more greenery and trees and it seemed a bit more populated. Yesterdays canyon was just rocks.

As we neared the end of the day I wanted to push on a little further but Andrew seemed to be done so we pulled the plug in the little town of Yuacmarca. The only hospedeje in town left a little to be desired but we made do. There was no window in the room, no flushing toilet or running water. And while it wasn’t a great room it was nice to end the day with Andrew and I even got to call my Mom and my sister and niece and speak to them for a bit. I didn’t end up having any service on my Mom’s birthday so it was great to hear her voice.


Today’s Photographs

Amazing Canyons
Cañon del Pato