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Old 4th December 2011, 23:48   #1216
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Sharing some pics of Jorchung Guest house and the orchards around it.

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Sharing some pics of Jorchung Guest house and the orchards around it.

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Sharing some pics of Jorchung Guest house and the orchards around it.

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Sharing some pics of Jorchung Guest house and the Garden/ Orchards around it.
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Sharing some pics of Jorchung Guest house and the Garden/ Orchards around it.

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Log Book of Aug 26, Leh, 148 kms


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Wow! 3 days did not see this thread and its already about to reach 100 pages. Its raining flowers after the barren moonscape land earlier

@HV just wondering what those numbers "760, 761, etc" mean in the log book?
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Wow! 3 days did not see this thread and its already about to reach 100 pages. Its raining flowers after the barren moonscape land earlier
I never realised that there were so many flowers in Jorchung! I guess I have eyes for only the under-carriage of my Scorpio most of the time

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@HV just wondering what those numbers "760, 761, etc" mean in the log book?
Let me decode the Log Book for you:

Here is the LEGEND - what do the various abbreviations mean?

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The info that is written there is the following:
- Place Name, including river bridges, toll gates, etc
- Odo meter reading at that point
- Kms between the previous point & this point
- Time stamp for that point
- If shaded, then that means there was a halt, and you will see from teh next line the time of re-starting
- Cumulative kms for that day till that point
- The GPS (761, etc) waypoint, to geo-tag that location, since the entire route is also tracked on my Garmin GPS but also major landmarks are also marked with numbers
- Remarks, including where to turn off LEFT or RIGHT, highway numbers, other directions at that point, hotels/ facilities, 24 hr petrol pumps, etc

You will also note that I have also put the Altitude Info in Feet in the first column, wherever I have measured it in my GPS.

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Let me decode the Log Book for you:

Here is the LEGEND - what do the various abbreviations mean?


The info that is written there is the following:
- Place Name, including river bridges, toll gates, etc
- Odo meter reading at that point
- Kms between the previous point & this point
- Time stamp for that point
- If shaded, then that means there was a halt, and you will see from teh next line the time of re-starting
- Cumulative kms for that day till that point
- The GPS (761, etc) waypoint, to geo-tag that location, since the entire route is not tracked on my Garmin GPS but also major landmarks are also marked with numbers
- Remarks, including where to turn off LEFT or RIGHT, highway numbers, other directions at that point, hotels/ facilities, 24 hr petrol pumps, etc

You will also note that I have also put the Altitude Info in Feet in the first column, wherever I have measured it in my GPS.
Great, this is some detailed stuff, good that you are sharing this over here, helps in preparing for the Leh trip
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Great, this is some detailed stuff, good that you are sharing this over here, helps in preparing for the Leh trip
The entire log book & GPS tracks are also available and they will be uploaded in one place (they are being displayed day by day now) once the TL gets completed.
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Let me decode the Log Book for you:

Here is the LEGEND - what do the various abbreviations mean?

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The info that is written there is the following:
- Place Name, including river bridges, toll gates, etc
- Odo meter reading at that point
- Kms between the previous point & this point
- Time stamp for that point
- If shaded, then that means there was a halt, and you will see from teh next line the time of re-starting
- Cumulative kms for that day till that point
- The GPS (761, etc) waypoint, to geo-tag that location, since the entire route is also tracked on my Garmin GPS but also major landmarks are also marked with numbers
- Remarks, including where to turn off LEFT or RIGHT, highway numbers, other directions at that point, hotels/ facilities, 24 hr petrol pumps, etc

You will also note that I have also put the Altitude Info in Feet in the first column, wherever I have measured it in my GPS.
These log books have been the bible for most of us on TBHP..they are thefor the Indian Highways!!!
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Day 15
26th August 2011
Leh


Rest Day in Leh.
Work shop day in Leh.
Spa day for the cars.

And for me I came back from the most fantastic fairy land trip I ever had

The Guest House welcomed the morning with beautiful flowers.
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Apples too
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Jeep Captain had booked all the apples and threatened us with dire consequences if at all we pluck some

Can birds be far away with such an orchard?
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Amidst all this beauty I was served my breakfast. That was served by a lethargic cook and helper, which forced Mumbai Roadsters to get to the market and hunt for Dosas. And for me I just wanted to soak in the sun amidst the beauty all around.

HVK had promised me that he'd take me on a Gompa Loop in Leh, much before we had started the trip. So I just waited for him to finish all that was required for the scorpio and team for the next days.


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Day 15
26th August 2011
Leh

Shanti Stupa was just around the corner
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Jeep Captain's new project
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By 12:30PM, HVK picked me, DB and SS and we went for the promised Gompa Loop in Leh.

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Day 15
26th August 2011
Leh

We drove on the Leh Manali Road.

Prayer wheel at Leh
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Prayer Wheel at Choglamsar
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Manali road had so many flags and decoration
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Meditation Centre
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800 years of legacy?
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We reached Shey Palace by 12:45PM

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26th August 2011
Leh

Shey Palace from a distance
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HVK Scorpio near Shey palace on The Leh Manali Road
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Shey Palace
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The door was closed
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A damaged Chorten
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