Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Counting my treks

One of my colleagues casually asked “What is the count of treks that you have done so far?” I could not answer him immediately and may be he thought it was countless. This is retrospection on that and I have tried to list down my treks so far…

1. Trek to a hilltop that had a Hanuman temple at Pilani City, Rajasthan (outside college campus). During that time I could not distinguish between trek and walk..but it was pure adventure. Sneaking out of campus in a bike and convincing 4 of my friends to accompany me for this ordeal.
2. Next was to Vaishnavo Devi , Jammu. It was 28km stretch up and down with just 1 hr of break. Here, I managed to get around 10 people to say “yes”, but finally only 2 turned up.
3. Trek at Srisailam, near Hyderabad
4. On the banks of Ganges at Rishikesh (10km). This was accompanied by the river rafting and the deep dive plunge/jump into Ganges
5. NamaduChilumilye, near Tumkur, Karnataka
6. Erstwhile Nandi Hills, near Bangalore
7. Siddarabetta, near Bangalore
8. Thadiyanmol, Karnataka
9. Kodachadari, West Karnataka
10. Chakleshpur Railway Track, Karnataka
11. Bisle Forest again in Karnataka
12. Chembra Peak at Kerala
13. A small trek at Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu to see the ashrams. This was the fastest trek I have ever done.
14. Savandurga, Near Bangalore
15. Moon light trek on Magadi Road, Bangalore
16. Devarayanadurga, Near Bangalore
17. Bandipur, Karnataka
18. Tapovan, Himalayas. For more details browse other pages of my blog. This basically covered Gangotri, Gomukh and Tapovan.
19. Goa Trek  (till Dudh Sagar falls) - on the beaches
20. Mt.Kailash, Manasarovar lake at Tibet.
21. Grandfather mountain hike (NC US)
22. Great Smoky Mountains hike (TN US)
23. Couple of trails in Sri Lanka and Nepal (not full fledged treks)
24. Few Trails in St. Louis (MO US), ended with sky diving from 12000 ft
25. Hiked the Great wall of China (Beijing), ofcourse only a portion of it :-)
26. Everest Base Camp ( one through Gokyo lakes)

Its candid that my treks do have a cardinality, contrary to my colleague’s conjecture. Though, I must admit that there are a myriad of memories associated!!

1 comment:

Balu said...

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