Hiking Through the Cloud Forest in San Sebastian, Peru
Day 3 of hiking the Inca Trail, we climbed through the cloud forest. Stair by stair, we pulled through the white mist, and that night, we were above the clouds. We camped on a flat stretch at the top of a mountain, and everything was below us. Our legs were sore. Some of us dangled our feet and listened to our ipods while the energetic ones played soccer. The ball kept rolling dangerously close to the edge of the cliff. When the sun set, the whole sky turned orange, then pink, then purple. Quickly we were surrounded by darkness and we had to look below us to watch the sun continue its journey downward.