In March 2012, Beverly and Jim Philip went to Peru to hike the Inca Trail. They took three days first to explore the remains of the Inca royal city in Cuzco and the nearby agricultural Sacred Valley. There, they saw an Inca crop development station and Inca salt pans, which still produce commercial salt, as well as ruins of several large cities. Then they began their four-day trek along the heights of the Andes on the original Inca Trail. They crossed passes up to 13,800ft and visited Inca towns, fortresses, and traveler way-stations. The trek culminated at the Sun Gate, at the high entrance to Machu Picchu, the "lost city of the Incas." To complete their trek, the Philips also hiked the face of Wayna Picchu before returning to civilization.
The public is invited to attend this presentation. Donations at the door are welcome to help support the Green Mountain Club Education program, but are not required.