Trail of the Altar, Ecuador

Ecuador hiking
Starting out
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Reaching the finish line
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Lots of rock climbing on this trek
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One of the many small lakes
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On the ridge
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The view from our camp day 1 and 2
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Snowy mountains
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Beautiful waterfalls from jagged mountains
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Camping on an outcropping in the side of the mountain
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The Trail
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As you can see Paul carried all the weight! Strong man!

Trail of the Altar, Ecuador.

This trip was the hardest trip I have ever done. Hiking four days in the mountains of Ecuador proved to be full of surprises. We ate and drank from water holes below donkey trails (not knowing because we had a guide making the food), got sick most of the journey, hiked up mountain sides, across the ridges of volcanoes, getting Vertigo on the side of cliffs, doing a head over heel roll down the  mountain, veering off course due to our guide being so far ahead of us that we were left to guessing which way to go, rock climbing down the other side of the mountain, feeling our old weak knees while trygetting to the bottom of the valley where we camped out in a wonderful lodge in the middle of nowhere. It was like heaven sleeping inside on a bed and knowing I was with the best person I could be with; Paul was my stabilizer and helped me maintain balance and motivation the whole way through. Little did we know we would be treking through cow crap and mud the whole next day back into the village. The journey was long, but it was well worth it to see the incredible sights and know that the person you love the most is right there with you through the whole journey

Amanda Buzick

This is my first Year working abroad and I love it. I have have had the opportunity to travel a lot in the last two years thanks to my amazing boyfriend, who constantly loves me and teaches me new things to help motivate me to love life. I have a love for the outdoors, always striving to find new paths whether it be rafting, hiking, or just soaking up nature

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