Hikers, Isla Del Sol, Bolivia

Today’s daily pic, the site’s 847th straight, shows a group of hikers approaching the highest point on Isla del Sol, an island on Lake Titicaca. It’s where Viracocha, the god who the Incas believed created the universe, emerged from the waters of South America’s largest lake to create the sun. It’s also one of my favorite spots on the planet.

This was taken during a hike along the spine of the 10-kilometer long island, which here reaches just under 4,100m (13,450ft) above sea level. The huffing and puffing is well worth it. The sun was shining bright the day I was there. It felt quite at home.

Anyone going for a hike today?

 

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