Last Sunday, we hiked the 10-mile (15-16 km) Lake Chabot Loop with friends. It was amazing fun because of some new people we met, a beautiful lake and trail and it had been a long time since I had walked so much! (My legs informed me about that the next day ;-)
We drove through the beautiful Maharashtra State Highway 51 towards Vihi-Kasara where we ended up doing the flying fox. Lots of photos!
Nature lovers will adore the Machan in Lonavala, Maharashtra, India.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Yelagiri Hills (in Tamil Nadu) on a one day road trip. It’s a great little hill station which has not yet been commercialized (relatively speaking) and has a neat trekking trail.
Eleven of us went trekking to Tadiyandamol. We ended up trekking more than 25 km on day 1, literally walking in the clouds, pitching our own tents, and braving the winds during the night. All in all, a beautiful place, awesome company and a memorable sunrise made it a great weekend.
This weekend, we climbed Mullainagiri and Bababudanagiri. Even though this is my third visit, it never fails to delight me on its beauty. Mullainagiri and Tadiyandamol are my favorite trekking spots in terms of scenery. In the 3-4 days before the trek, we didn’t spend enough time on the preparation and hence we were worried.Continue reading “Mullainagiri, third time lucky as well”
This weekend, one of my long-pending wishes came true: I finally trekked Kodachadri. Kodachadri is a mountain in the Western Ghats, in Karnataka. It is a famous trekking spot. On Saturday morning, we reached Nittur, grabbed some breakfast and then proceeded towards Kumble, the starting point of the trek. Right there, I could see cloudsContinue reading “Trekking in Kodachadri”
I thought I would get a damn good sleep in the night because I was so tired. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. Not with the snorers around. On top of that, it was so cold and I didn’t have a jacket. I kept tossing and turning all night. At 4.30 am of DayContinue reading “Sharavathy Valley Day 2”
For a while now, I was annoyed by the fact that it has been more than a year and a half since my last trek. So when I saw a call for people who want to join a trek in Shimoga in the [Orkut Bangalore Trekkers group](http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=63252&tid=5202222619863645450&start=1), I jumped at the chance. A few daysContinue reading “Sharavathy Valley Day 1”
A couple of weekends ago, most of the trekware gang met up for a weekend trek. This time we headed to Brahmagiri. To reach Brahmagiri, take the bus to kuTTa (Madikeri district) but get down in Srimangala. Meet the forest officer (they come in at around 10 am) and it is better if you haveContinue reading “Brahmagiri”