Machu Picchu 3.10.08
Ironically enough, by the time we hiked four days to Machu Picchu, it was covered with tourists who left that morning and arrived by train before us. Not only that, I was so exhausted when we finally got there, that I barely had enough energy to walk around the ruins. And still, there were some folks in our group that climbed Waynapicchuruins on the mountain towering above Machu Picchu.
We were fortunate when we arrived that the sun was shining. We entered the ruins in t-shirts and light clothing, checking our gear at the gate. We spent only a couple of hours walking the ruins as most everyone was in similar conditionexcept for those energetic souls that climbed Waynapicchu.
Just as we were nearing the exit to leave, the raindrops came, and shortly we were in a down-pour and happy to be getting back to our raingear. Drenched hikers from Waynapicchu joined us later at the meeting place restaruant in Aguas Calientes having made it to the ruins despite the rain.