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Crossing the river before summiting 17,500 Pico Austria. Photo by Ella Williams (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest, 2nd Place), South America Semester.

Our Upcoming Trek: Cordillera Real

Hello to everyone back home!

We have been having a fantastic time here in El Alto with our host families and Teatro Trono. But unfortunately, the time has come to move on.

We have been prepping for our upcoming trek and later today, we will enjoy our last evenings with our host families.

We are going to be trekking for a week in the Cordillera Real, close to the snowy caps of Huayna Potosí. It will be a bit chilly for the first half of the journey, but it will also surely be tons of fun. For the first three or so days we will be walking in the cold but on the second half of the trek, we are going to be heading down into the heat and relatively low altitude.

After our trek, we will travel to Coroico and Tocaña, where we will have our second homestay.

The Yak Board might be silent for the next week but look forward to more exciting content soon!

!Un abrazo para nuestros familias y amigos en los Estados Unidos!

Hasta pronto.

P.S. The internet cafe’s keyboard is a bit funky….hence the right-side-up exclamation point.