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Old 15th February 2010, 14:18   #16
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A beautiful place and a great write-up.. I remember we used to get heavenly omlette on top of the hill
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Old 15th February 2010, 14:31   #17
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Good one there. nice photos. And a trek is always refreshing and accomplishing!
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Old 15th February 2010, 14:31   #18
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Heck I never knew the trek was 9kms!!. We took a little over an hour and a half to reach the top and the return was done in 1 hr and 15 min. Of course we had broad day light to aid us (started by 11 AM). Any ways, awesome snap and a crisp write up.
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Old 15th February 2010, 14:34   #19
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Some teasers from my side
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Old 15th February 2010, 15:26   #20
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"Just 2kms away" was the mantra used to give courage to preetam & varsha when they ask
How many kms more?
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Me going ahead and taking snaps of all
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I am blessed
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Just to show you how steep it was at night
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Our guide
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Old 15th February 2010, 18:31   #21
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Lovely pics you guys. I would have loved to join in this weekend, but I had injured my toe while playing badminton a couple of weeks back and it has still not healed. Seeing these pics still make me regret my decision, but then, I could have aggravated my injury further.

btw, I was silently observing your discussions leading up to this trip.
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Old 15th February 2010, 19:01   #22
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second instalment

Tree with clouds as Datum
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Tree looks like a art work
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Dreamcatcher as our model
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Its Rajeevs turn
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Enlightened Rajeev with disciple
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There were quite a few people above
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Old 15th February 2010, 19:20   #23
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Thank you everyone for your comments. If you all were present, it would have been much more fun. Hope to see you next time round...

My second set of pictures :

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Old 16th February 2010, 10:51   #24
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Terrains; we had to cross, Photos don't do justice to what we climbed

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PS: Courtesy : Rajeev
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Old 16th February 2010, 13:43   #25
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Some more snaps of the trek

Clouds looks like snow peaks
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You are seeing is Nandi hills 1/2 covered with Clouds
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Cloud cover over us
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Old 17th February 2010, 00:12   #26
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I would prefer to let the pics do the talking, as Preetam has given a fairly elaborate write up on the event.

So here goes

Natural Angel Eyes
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Preetam exhausted. So every time he asked us how long, we would tell him 2 Kms
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Still 2 Kms to go
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team catches their breath
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Happy that we came close to the peak, only to cross it and realize there are 5 more
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Two minds by now
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Up Preetam..we are going up
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moving on
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Old 17th February 2010, 00:27   #27
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We finally reached the peak at around 0600, I guess. It was still pretty dark and quite some time before the sun could enlighten us

Give me some sunshine..give me some rain..
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Sun is still another 2 kms away
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Searching for the sun, while the guide kept an eye on the food (and finished it too)
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Behind you Sriraj! Behind you.. the sun is the other way round
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At last
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Sun Rise in progress
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And god gave us sunshine
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More of the sun

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Old 17th February 2010, 00:34   #28
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Hey Dreamcatcher, why are you teasing us with the P&S shots?
Bring on the big beercan buddy, The mighty DSLR you'd just bought...
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Old 17th February 2010, 00:47   #29
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After the sun, it was the turn of the clouds. I guess, we enjoyed the heavenly carpet much more than the warmth of the sun

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Old 17th February 2010, 00:53   #30
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