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June 1, 2017
Steven M. Davis, and his two sons, Daniel and Adam.

THREE FLORIDA BAR MEMBERS recently reached Machu Picchu — and brought along a copy of the Bar News — after four days of hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. The three are Steven M. Davis, and his two sons, Daniel and Adam. “We hiked high altitudes over 28 miles, over three mountains, slept in tents, braved rainstorms, and made it all the way to the end,” said Steven Davis. According to Wikipedia, Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 7,970 ft. above sea level. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438 -1472). “Often mistakenly referred to as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911,” Wikipedia says.

[Revised: 11-29-2017]