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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Trek The Party

I've been trekking these days. Last month, I went to Lohegad with a friend and last weekend, to Harishchandragad. I'll be going on a North India trip real soon and am looking forward to doing the "mother of all treks", Gangotri.

The mountains are something I've always wanted to go to. Sadly though, lack of company meant I couldnt do it as often as I wanted. Even then, we've been to forts like Daulatabad (near Aurangabad), Pratapgad, Shivneri, Lohegad, Harishchandragad, Sinhagad. I've also been to awesome places like Matheran, Malshej etc. which are good treks by themselves. Living in Pune is like being in paradise for a trekker. Pune is covered from almost all sides by mountains, most of which form a part of the Sahyadri range. Shivaji built and captured tons of forts in this area and we therefore really lucky to be living in Pune.

How did this bug suddenly bite me? Well, its just that I was talking to a friend in office and he showed me photos of all the treks they've been to. He told me about this book by Harish Kapadia called Trek The Sahyadris
. I just went to Manneys that very evening and bought a copy. Have been reading it since. Then got a friend to go along with me to Lohegad and we planned to go to Rajgad the next weekend but that didnt work out.

So this Thursday, we went to Harishchandragad, which is supposed to be one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra. We made an additional stunt of climbing in the night. LOL, that was idiotic, all right. We lost the way a few times and theres a vertical rock patch you need to walk across on 4 inch thick ledges
and that was REALLY FREAKY.

A tiring weekend this, but maybe this will be the active substitute to my football then. Who knows what the mountains have in store for us. This is what Calvin says:

Explorers are we, intrepid and bold
Out in the wild, amongst wonders untold
Equipped with our wits, a map and a snack
We're searching for fun
And we're on the right track !

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Calvin & Hobbes Quotes Collage

Spent the day doing pretty much useless work. Made this collage out of some quotes I found on wiki-quotes. I now have a printout of it on my desk. Do check it out and dont forget to mention how you like it!!

Oh, if anyone knows how I can upload the original MS-WORD file (the pic is a screenshot of the word file), kindly tell me.

Here's more info on Calvin & Hobbes: