Judging from these last couple of days, it looks like I’ll be lingering a little longer in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca than I first thought.
Special thanks to Charlie, of the idyllic Llanganuco Lodge, for showing me both his local backyard trails, and for concocting our next ride: bikepacking the classic Santa Cruz trek.
More pictures and words coming soon.
Charlie, Deano, Shackleton and the 6395m Huandoy peak, on the fringes of the Huascaran National Park.
In hot pursuit. (photo Charlie Good)
This would be the back way to Yungay, then.
Let the big wheels roll! (photo Charlie Good)
Sometimes, the best singletrack takes a bit of work to get to…
But it’s worth it when you do.
Too much goodness…
The descent from Laguna 69, 4600m.
Tight, rock-strewn switchbacks. (photo Charlie Good)
Before it’s time to head home…
The need to know bit:
An expanded post on riding Laguna 69 can be found here.