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Old 22nd August 2008, 10:59   #31
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This is the true meaning of off roading and adventure. Great writeup and awesome snaps. really enjoyed every bit of reading.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 11:00   #32
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Those dense forests are such a treat for the eyes. Its so wonderful you guys are regularly exploring that lovely region. I think by next year I should have a decent 4x4 to join in the fun in Karnataka. Thanks for sharing

A friend has picked up some property in Chikmangalur and we have an open invite!

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Old 22nd August 2008, 11:52   #33
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Samurai , excellent pics as well as very good narration too. You just reminded me our coffee estate, Most of the landscape do have coffe plants, arecanut, pepper, cardamom, paddy together(of course paddy has a seperate field)
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Looks like the GV needs a LSD.
With 2 wheels in a rut, a LSD could have pulled out more easily.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 12:05   #35
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Looks like the GV needs a LSD.
With 2 wheels in a rut, a LSD could have pulled out more easily.
LSD still needs traction in one wheel, and there was none. If I had mud tyres, I would have pulled out in a wink. But I won't be installing mud tyres on GV, the highway drive will be horrible.
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Can't you buy snow chains?
So if you land 2 wheels in much, just put on snow chains, and viola.
They don't cost much(less than 1000/chain I guess), and all you need to do is jack her up and put the chains!
I plan to get snow chains for mine before winter sets in.
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I have put 1 and both wheels on one side in a deep ditch on 3 occassions and have gotten out of it your way or by simply jacking up the wheels and filling with rocks underneath and driving away. With my 2wd Spacio, I might add. I have seen other guys do it with hand winches and pulleys. Jute or burlap sacks may also help as traction getters.

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4x4 offroading

bhpians envy,
samurai's pride.

As usual nice writeup, great pics.
Enjoying and imagining offroading myself with alto reading samurai's offroading
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Hey Samurai, Khan_Sultan,

You guys need to sit with Prithvi and Shakir for a while to see what fast driving is... i was just trying not to change gears too often....

Fantastic write up... seems like being there once again... keep it going...

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Samurai...this is not done. Posting such lovely enjoyable experiences to make us turn green with envy. So muddy / slushy terrains need a careful appraisal before attempt. Any ways have two plus vehicles is an advantage. If nothing else the other guy can go and fetch some tea and biscuits!!
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Samurai,

This was an awesome experience! Only if I knew those vehicles were of T-BHP members. Maybe we should make widespread use of the stickers :-) We noticed the pipe of MM540 and I had to explain to my wifey. Saw your GV too, parked in Nature Camp. Should have known.

We hoped for a safari but denied because of a bridge collapse.

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Hey Samurai, Khan_Sultan,

You guys need to sit with Prithvi and Shakir for a while to see what fast driving is......
.. mukund. They too.




Cheers,
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Excellent write-up Samurai. Looks like a promising place. Can you le me know the booking procedure of Nature camp? BTW how was the Birdlife there? One of the main reason i got my Jeep was for Birding . Any contact for Booking the nature camp is highly appreciated. Yeah that E-3 was there in my wish list, but very expensive lenses(300 2.8). Now shooting with an E-500 and Sigma 50-500. Planning to move to Canon soon. Not high jacking this thread, but Have a look at http://thenaturepixels.net

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Saw your GV too, parked in Nature Camp. Should have known.
You should have, there are not many white GVs running around in Karnataka, that too with KA 20 plates.

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Excellent write-up Samurai. Looks like a promising place. Can you le me know the booking procedure of Nature camp?
Contact member MM440, he knows the procedure first hand. Yeah, lots of birds here, but I don't have the patience to shoot birds. So you have the bigma, what tripod you have to support that?
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Samurai,
Awsome snaps and what a place to be...:-):-) Lovely!!! Wish you many more such happy off roading exploring places!
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