On January 31, I flew to Lima, and the same day took a 7 hour (OK, 10 hour, since the bus broke down) bus ride to Huaraz, Peru, home of the Cordillera Blanca (White Range) mountains.
On February 1, I took a short hike up to Laguna Wilkacocha, a small lake with a great view of the mountains. 20 minutes in a jam-packed "collectivo" took me to the trailhead, and it took a little less than 2 hours to climb past many traditional homes to the lake.
The laguna with the Cordillera Blanca in the background.
The Cordillera Blanca