Trek

Things that I never thought I’d do: 

*  Standing on the bumper of a Toyota Qualis even as the car is manoeuvering a rickety, pot-hole filled track in the jungle.

*  Doing what I said above and also trying to take a video of the whole thing for posterity sake with my precious new cell phone.

*  Drinking water straight out of a river and a waterfall, unmindful of all the moss and humus which was more than apparent to the eye.

*  Going towards a wild elephant, instead of away from it, upon spotting one in the jungle.

*  Becoming part Rastafarian with unkempt smelly clothes, grimy face, bedraggled hair and a 5 O’clock shadow.  (That was only temporary, mind you…)

*  Having to make the tough call between risking smelly farts and ablutions out in the open. 😉

*  Climbing barefoot, a 70 degree incline mountain face with loose mud and teeming with leeches.

*  Gazing at the clear, starry night sky above the jungle for a long time hoping to spot that elusive meteorite amidst millions of fireflies, the earthly meteorites…

  

All these packed into 3 days along with lots of other wonderful sights made for an awesome trek.  The place – Bili Moorkallu camp in Nagarahole forest.

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2 Comments

  1. Feignman, Dick said,

    May 17, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Nice. Where are the photos?

  2. Malaveeka said,

    May 18, 2007 at 5:24 am

    I still abhor trekking.

    I’m happy fer ya but I still hate it.


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