Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Excursions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st August 2011, 18:32   #16
BHPian
 
darshan.ckm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: chikmagalur
Posts: 36
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Superb OTR, had a great time. Attaching some photos that my friend shot.
Attached Thumbnails
Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02803.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02804.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02806.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02807.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02808.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02809.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02810.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02811.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02812.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02813.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02814.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02815.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02816.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02817.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02818.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02819.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02821.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02822.jpg  

darshan.ckm is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2011, 19:06   #17
BHPian
 
darshan.ckm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: chikmagalur
Posts: 36
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Second set of photos:
Attached Thumbnails
Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02823.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02824.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02825.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02826.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02827.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02828.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02829.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02830.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02831.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02832.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02833.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02834.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02836.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02843.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02845.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02847.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02848.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02849.jpg  

darshan.ckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2011, 20:39   #18
BHPian
 
susan3004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kapurthala
Posts: 345
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

I can see that there is a meaty Nissan Patrol also...Can you upload more pictures of that please?
susan3004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2011, 07:28   #19
BHPian
 
sreejeshmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 623
Thanked: 571 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Few pics from my side. I was alone in my jeep so only few pics.


Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-profile.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-019-vipins.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-021-thar.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-025.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-028-red.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-041-red.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-040.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-059.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-080.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-somvarpet2011-094-red.jpg
sreejeshmp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2011, 09:16   #20
BHPian
 
darshan.ckm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: chikmagalur
Posts: 36
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Third set of photos:
Attached Thumbnails
Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02851.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02852.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02853.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02854.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02855.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02856.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02857.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02858.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02859.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02860.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02862.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02863.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02864.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02865.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02866.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02867.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02868.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02869.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02870.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02871.jpg  

darshan.ckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2011, 10:13   #21
BHPian
 
darshan.ckm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: chikmagalur
Posts: 36
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Quote:
I can see that there is a meaty Nissan Patrol also...Can you upload more pictures of that please?
Sorry we were way behind the Patrol, so couldn't take much pictures.

Final set of photos:
Attached Thumbnails
Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02872.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02873.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02874.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02875.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02876.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02877.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02878.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02879.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02880.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02882.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02883.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02888.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02889.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02890.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02891.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02892.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02894.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc02895.jpg  

darshan.ckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2011, 07:58   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15
Thanked: 39 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Quote:
Originally Posted by susan3004 View Post
I can see that there is a meaty Nissan Patrol also...Can you upload more pictures of that please?
A few pictures of the patrol
Attached Thumbnails
Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1180.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1195.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1202.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1203.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1205.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1220.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1222.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1223.jpg  

thegodfr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2011, 08:16   #23
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15
Thanked: 39 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Kiran's CJ5 and a few other random pictures
Attached Thumbnails
Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8699.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8700.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8724.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8759.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8763.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8898.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc_8901.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1063.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1091.jpg  

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dscn1174.jpg  

thegodfr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2011, 11:32   #24
BHPian
 
whitemm550's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Margao goa
Posts: 348
Thanked: 62 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Quote:
Originally Posted by darshan.ckm View Post
Third set of photos:
Holy cow!!!!!!! Mazing Pics man
whitemm550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2011, 12:21   #25
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,043
Thanked: 13,493 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

This was the same place which turned into a skating rink last year after the rain. The very spot which stopped most of us from attending the final stage of the event.

The Gurkha couldn't get out of here despite locking both the diffs. It hardly looks like that, doesn't it?

Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2011, 16:29   #26
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 17,491
Thanked: 6,768 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
This was the same place which turned into a skating rink last year after the rain. The very spot which stopped most of us from attending the final stage of the event.

The Gurkha couldn't get out of here despite locking both the diffs. It hardly looks like that, doesn't it?
Its not even that place, this is the parking spot where we were replacing the diff mount lol. What tyres are the gurkha running?
Jaggu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2011, 22:58   #27
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,043
Thanked: 13,493 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaggu View Post
Its not even that place, this is the parking spot where we were replacing the diff mount lol. What tyres are the gurkha running?
It is Nankang FT-7, a rip-off of Geolandar AT-S pattern. Since he needed 31 inch tyre on 16 inch rim, he had to settle for that. It has worn pretty fast, he will have to replace them soon.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th September 2011, 10:25   #28
BHPian
 
hisunil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: GardenCity
Posts: 259
Thanked: 23 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

uys,

Had an AWESOME time! BRILLIANT Slush Fest beat the crap out of Me.

Thanks a Ton to Organizers, Marshals, Support Crew who stood in unbelievable places to ensure safety of participants.
My Special Thanks to Dharshan (I dont know who he is, Never met him before) for helping me change my Front Right Tyre, Cooper STT's side wall got cracked !!

Report in short:

Left Office @ 4:00 PM on Thursday to fix my Bumper, Fog Lamps, Horn, Soft Top Zips, Silencer seeking et all..
by night it was in GOOD Shape, next day morning we left by 8:00 AM (Me, My wife & Tejas), had Buffet break fast at Kamath lokaruchi & visited LokaRuchi too, the place captures so much history, explained so well by staff there, its worth a visit at least once.

Later we took diversion at Sringapattana & reached Mysore-KushalNagar Road, soon we were at Kushalnagar for Lunch.
We Visited the Namgayal gompa, it reminded me about Leh so much & our Leh Driver, Host & Friend Regin, surprisingly that day night he calls up after about 6 months or so, just like that saying he thought about me too! coincidence? I guess not.
It was a nice peaceful place, they were conducing prayer and we were not allowed inside the Monistry, but the environment, drums & chanting was nothing less then mystical!

We proceeded to Somwarpet & checked in to lodge, Next day by 7:15 AM I was at the Start Place, Mostly Only Marshall's were there by that time, that's why you see My vehicle at the front.
After flag off and some 30 odd Jeeps had started, I started too, at the beginning it was very much like the last time route, so I reached Shanthahalli & My Wife helped read the directions & Navige looking at the Map, soon 3 Jeeps were singled out, we could not see the 25 odd jeeps that left before us, we followed the trail as in map but were not sure, so called the marshals & came back to Koppa on the route back we saw all the jeeps that left before us returning, joined the Gang & were back at the same track

Now began the real thing, MAN they have bulldozed the entire path!! it was raining all week so now you know what happens, it was pretty scary, I had my steering almost always locked to left but the vehicle was skidding to right (Cliff side) no MT tires will help you do this path, I was surprised to see some 100 odd vehicles did it, it was mostly down hill, if it was up hill, I bet not even a hand full would do it.

At some point a sharp left & right around a tree, the Gurkha Swinged quite a Bit, I had to get my Wife & Kid off it to back up & pull out, the only video that was take from outside the vehical as the path was not suitable for my wife to get down & taken video in any other place, here we decided to do so for safety reasons.

After the first section & river cross, we waited for almost a hour+, only 13 vehicles had come down & nothing came down, later we were moved to Lunch point & even post lunch no one Still came down, so I & one of the organizers, went back from lunch spot to see if we can track back, but en rout we saw about 7 jeeps coming, at that time a Blue Jeep for some reason just slipped to the side & got stuck to wall!!, I moved in to recover, but noticed my side wall cracked !! so drove back to lunch spot, it was raining heavily, so waited for it to stop & tried chaining the Spare wheel, thats when Drashan Helped me a lot even in rain, I was ALL muddy & drenched by the end of it, we used the exhaust Air jack (thanks to Mansoor) , later decide to leave back to hotel as I was completely drenched & shivering in cold, One of the orginazers told me the best part is done so I left back to take rest.

The next day we went to Kukke via Bisal ghat route, as usual, super twistiest post Shanthahalli My jeep kind of swelled & slipped more then a couple of times , Tejas was having fun in the back seat throne from end to end making weird noises, in Kukke in the evening we visited the temple, next day cameback in the same route to Kukke, again at the twisties was having toomuch fun, in on of the turnings a Bus was parked & in that turning was a Y split too so as soon as I took the right turn around the stopped Bus, didnt know which way to take in the Y split & one way was going down , while the other was going up I had to stop between to decide where to go & again the Gurkha does the Swing thing, I had to hold on to the door it swinged so much.

Later in the evening we were back home for Tea on Monday.

Let the pics Speak.

Name:  IMG_9755.JPG
Views: 718
Size:  164.2 KB

Name:  IMG_9754.JPG
Views: 716
Size:  154.3 KB

Name:  IMG_9752.JPG
Views: 722
Size:  173.0 KB

Name:  IMG_9760.JPG
Views: 720
Size:  150.1 KB

Name:  IMG_9761.JPG
Views: 710
Size:  143.3 KB

Name:  IMG_9762.JPG
Views: 714
Size:  167.6 KB

Name:  IMG_9765.JPG
Views: 715
Size:  168.1 KB

Name:  IMG_9766.JPG
Views: 707
Size:  187.9 KB

Name:  IMG_9768.JPG
Views: 715
Size:  103.6 KB

Name:  IMG_9769.JPG
Views: 695
Size:  168.3 KB

Name:  IMG_9772.JPG
Views: 692
Size:  80.3 KB

Name:  IMG_9774.JPG
Views: 700
Size:  46.6 KB

Name:  IMG_9775.JPG
Views: 703
Size:  165.4 KB

Name:  IMG_9777.JPG
Views: 697
Size:  58.6 KB

Name:  IMG_9776.JPG
Views: 689
Size:  62.7 KB

Name:  IMG_9781.JPG
Views: 691
Size:  81.7 KB

Name:  IMG_9782.JPG
Views: 704
Size:  206.7 KB

Cheers
Sunil
hisunil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2011, 08:31   #30
BHPian
 
krishnathanthri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mysore <---> Bangalore
Posts: 299
Thanked: 41 Times
Default Re: Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

Few pics from my side. We were in second batch of vehicles.

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04355.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04356.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04357.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04362.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04363.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04364.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04365.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04366.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04367.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04368.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04371.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04372.jpg

Somwarpet  OTR  2011 : Escape to nature-dsc04373.jpg

Last edited by krishnathanthri : 7th September 2011 at 08:40.
krishnathanthri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Somwarpet OTR 2011: A Very Late Report Samurai 4x4 Excursions 17 20th December 2012 00:09
Hydera-Baddies OTR Meets Thread: Next OTR 4th Sep 2011 MileCruncher 4x4 Excursions 37 19th September 2011 13:53
Somwarpet OTR 2010: Escape to Nature Samurai 4x4 Excursions 33 13th April 2011 07:43
Escape to the Nature Offroading at SOMWARPET (Coorg) ON 21th Aug 2010 Sathyagith 4x4 Excursions 82 30th October 2010 05:46
4th Escape to the Nature Offroading at SOMWARPET (Coorg) ON 8th Aug2009. Sathyagith 4x4 Excursions 112 12th April 2010 03:10


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:04.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks