Helicopter Evacuation from a Machu Picchu Flood

Stranded by a Machu Picchu Flood

 PART V:   The Helicopter  

In Part IV we had finally made it to the line for the helicopter evacuation, but in the early afternoon, still without food, water, or pit stops we waited somewhat encouraged, but dubious.

We followed a path along a tributary to the overflowing Urubamba River and glanced over the embankment to see sections of railroad tracks emerging from beneath the waters. Someone pointed to a brown bear in a wooden cage on the jungle side of the path for the hotel guest’s … Read More