About the Book
A journey I took with my 3 college age daughters, and a good friend and his daughter on a 16 day vacation in Peru, 8 days of which were on a trek from Cachora to Choquequirao, then on to Pincho Unuyoc, Maisal, Yanama, Tortora, La Playa, then a train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Pichu Town) then visiting Machu Pichu and Ollantaytambo. We had 15 mules, 1 horse,5 muleteers, Guide, Assistant Guide, and Chef plus 2 oxygen bottles. The book describes the journey and the joys and tribulations. It was a great trip, surmounting passes over 15,000'. I was 61 years old when I started the journey and spent 8 months getting in shape and losing weight and getting good eating habits, and felt like I had regained 20 years of longevity, at least until i started goiing downhill, then my joints got a little sore. Funny thing though, my daughters said they had the same problem, so I don't think it was age. Am planning another trip to Peru next year. I love the country, the people, and the food!!!
I'm an adventure traveler. Been doing it all my life, mostly outdoors, camping, hiking, bush plane, but now taking up 3rd world trekking. Been to lots of Alaska hunting and fishing, many trips into the Idaho Wilderness flying out of McCall, was a hot shot firefighter, the Bushmen, out of Entiat Washington back in the late 60's, fly fish and coyote hunt mostly now and more into photography, oil painting, and trying to take up writing. Have been in about 20 businesses, the last being furniture business. Had a factory in China but sold my interest and pretty much retired. Have four daughters and a lovely and caring wife, two out of college (just) one a junior and one in 7th grade. My 7th grader, Kelsey has MD which creates some challenges for all of us but we are a very loving family and we are adapting. Am thinking of setting up a little adventure travel business, maybe get back into the furniture business, and finish up a book I started on my Hot Shot days.