FINAL PREP: Practical Details

Okay folks, after you read this, post a comment. You can share your packing strategy, suggest some items to add to our list, offer any questions you have, or simply share some thoughts you have as the trip gets closer:

After the last update, some of you asked for a list of things to pack. So let me give that shot.

Remember, the limit on our flight for checked luggage is 50 pounds and no more than 62 inches total (height + width + depth). For carry-ons, the limit is 22 pounds and 45 total inches.

Therefore, you are permitted to bring: one piece of luggage and one backpack. You can also bring one small carry bag, esp. if your backpack is too big to carry on.

Before the list, let me give you the weather scoop: because the weather in the Cuzco region (where we will hike) can get very warm in the day and quite cold at night, you will need to be well prepared. So here are my suggestions. Feel free to offer your own:

-several pairs of shorts, including some gym shorts
-2 pairs of lightweight pants (for women, capris are fine too)
-a pair of jeans or warm pants for nights in Cuzco
-several t-shirts
-lightweight cap
-2 collared shirts/blouses
-sneakers
-pair of sandals
-hiking shoes (or sneakers with good support)
-a water bottle
-swimming suit
-shower flip-flops if you want.
-a sweater or two
-a light jacket
-a heavy jacket
-gloves
-winter cap
-Though it is up to you, you can bring a 10 day supply of underwear/socks and then do wash by hand once while there.

Okay, that's a start. Let us know your questions/packing strategies and in general how ready you are, both mentally and physically!

17 comments:

Devon said...

We won't have access to washing machines in the city?

Christopher said...

Who needs washing machines? Do it by hand in the shower!

Anonymous said...

How many nights are we going to be camping?

Anonymous said...

-Abby

MICHAEL GRIFFIN said...

We will camp 2 nights. All the gear will be provided. Just bring warm clothes.

Anonymous said...

How many days are we hiking?
-Mike

Anonymous said...

How cold is quite cold?

Chris

MICHAEL GRIFFIN said...

We will be hiking for four days, during the second week of our trip. We will be in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The landscape is amazing. The hike will not be super intense, but be in shape because the altitude is high.

MICHAEL GRIFFIN said...

And oh, yea, cold: it can down to about 40 at nights.

Anonymous said...

I just looked up the weather. Cold in lima (the 40's)and in cusco it was raining.

John Alter

Devon said...

I don't mind the act of washing the clothes, it's putting the not-very-well-washed clothes on my body that concerns me. I'm like super-allergy girl, I'll break out in hives over just touching some foreign plant. You guys are in for some fun! One of the first things you guys get to enjoy of my company is my teaching all of you how to use my Epi-pen, which you might have administer if I go into anaphylactic shock.

Anonymous said...

Will we ever have access to a computer to use the e-mail at any time during the trip?
-Micaela

MICHAEL GRIFFIN said...

Yes, we will have access to a computer. We won't do email every day, but every few days for sure. And each day there will be a blog posting on this blog so your families know all is well.

Anonymous said...

When we are hiking, will we have tents?

Steve

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