Trek The Party
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
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 !