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Weekly Photo Challenge: ZigZag

I had to think a little for this challenge but then I remembered this photo from Machu Picchu.  The photo is taken from the trail on the way to the Sun Gate which is the portal along the Inca Trail leading down into the ruins of the ancient city which you can see in the distance in the center of the photo.  The “zigzag” comes in with the unpaved bus trail (in the lower center of the photo) which leads to Machu Picchu from the small town of Aquas Calientes in the valley below.

A ZigZag route up the mountain

A ZigZag route up the mountain

34 responses

  1. Nicely done. Those clouds are great!

    August 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

    • Eden, It was a great day, the early morning mist gave way to the clouds and it was lovely.

      August 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

  2. That’s a tortous looking route!! The scenery is so fabulously rugged.

    August 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

    • NotE – It a beautiful and special place – definitely worth the trip.

      August 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  3. Machu Picchu. I’ve walked up that zig zagging mountain. Great photo.

    August 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

    • Congrats! Its a wonderful, mystical place!

      August 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  4. Wow! Great photo. The landscape is breath-taking (and I guess walking up there must have been too).

    August 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

    • CG – Thanks! The whole area is incredible and the walk to the gate was very nice and not too difficult. The rest of the Inca Trail is a different story……

      August 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  5. Nailed it!

    August 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

  6. Marie

    Wonderful. Beautiful landscape and zigzag trails.

    August 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

  7. Good one Scott, you got to your Machu Picchu photos before I did.

    August 1, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    • Daniel – 🙂 I have other zigzaggy photos but that was the first one I thought of…..

      August 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  8. Excellent, Scott. I’d love to visit there.


    August 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    • Thanks Janet – it is well worth a visit. I didn’t want to go at first but I’m certainly glad we did.

      August 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  9. looks like its a long zig zag trek to see that wonderful scene

    August 2, 2014 at 6:56 am

  10. This looks like something I’ve seen. Machu Pichu?

    August 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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  12. Nice shot from a seldom seen angle. I travelled by van up there so tI had no view of this zigzag road !

    August 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

    • Ann Christine – thanks! This is from several hundred feet above the highest point in the ruins.

      August 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      • I understand that. Noice shot.

        August 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

      • Ann Christine – Thanks. Sorry for the confusion.

        August 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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  16. very kewl …been to peru but missed macchu picchu …very kewl shot 🙂 whew 🙂

    August 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    • Q – sounds like you need to go back….. 🙂

      August 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

  17. Stunning image of a place I’ve always wanted to go. Great zigzags too.

    August 7, 2014 at 3:54 am

    • LHN – I resisted going for a short while but I am very glad we went! Pretty spiritual place.

      August 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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