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Old 29th January 2011, 16:35   #1
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Default Hawk-0n-Fours® (H-4®) Roadtrip: H-4® & QuickSilver Go Snow-Hunting

It snowed on Wednesday night. The information came through on Thursday. And on Friday evening, after a full day of work, BHP-ian rideon and his family, with his steed QuickSilver, and my family with me at the wheel of H-4®, set off on an overnight drive to go snow-hunting.

So, did we find snow? You decide...

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Old 29th January 2011, 17:22   #2
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Ok that's fine. But where?

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It snowed on Wednesday night. The information came through on Thursday. And on Friday evening, after a full day of work, BHP-ian rideon and his family, with his steed QuickSilver, and my family with me at the wheel of H-4®, set off on an overnight drive to go snow-hunting.
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Old 29th January 2011, 17:37   #3
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So you guys hit the road to Himachal Friday night and must be criss crossing snow lines. Or are the snow hunters going somewhere further North, Kashmir?
And, the pictures are inviting even if the road a little scary.

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This is the first time H-4® had company (even, as a matter of fact, I did, in all these years of driving), and this resulted in more photo-stops than my usual.

Somewhere in HP, around 3 AM

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Old 29th January 2011, 17:47   #5
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The hills look quiet awake with all those lights in the background. And did you enjoy your first convoy ride or solo was more comforting.
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SS Sir,

Which place in HP? Come clean with more pictures.

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At 5:15 AM this morning (as per EXIF records), we spotted our first snow on the road. It is a pain to upload photos from a GPRS connection, but here's the pic of the first sighting.

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So you guys hit the road to Himachal Friday night and must be criss crossing snow lines. Or are the snow hunters going somewhere further North, Kashmir?
And, the pictures are inviting even if the road a little scary.
No, San. we're back in town on Sunday (tomorrow) evening.
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Ok that's fine. But where?
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Which place in HP? Come clean with more pictures.
Patience, Guruji & Ramky-sahab, patience! All in good time...

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The hills look quiet awake with all those lights in the background. And did you enjoy your first convoy ride or solo was more comforting.
Not a soul on the roads till 6:30 AM.

Solo is what I do, and convoys have their advantages and disadvantages. Topic for another thread maybe?
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Our present interim residence, till 12 noon tomorrow.

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Awesome and would love to be there. The first two pics are the best and it looks like you guys were driving through a perfect storm

A Safari and a Scorpio. The perfect recipe for an adventure
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...looks like you guys were driving through a perfect storm
The met department did predict rain & thundershowers, but we got clear weather. Here's a pic of the morning sunlight setting the snow on the mountainside on fire!

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The met department did predict rain & thundershowers, but we got clear weather. Here's a pic of the morning sunlight setting the snow on the mountainside on fire!

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Doc,
So this is a live log. More pics wanted.
What is your ETA at Delhi Border. I might me some where near sonepat at noon.
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Awesome, Doc!

So you did find snow!

@All: I know the place but if I spill the beans, Doc will kill me so can't tell !

Cheers

P.S: Don't see the Bullet in the pics. Did he not come ?
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So this is a live log. More pics wanted.
What is your ETA at Delhi Border.
We came back last night, entered Delhi around 10 PM. More pics coming up in a while.
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So you did find snow!

@All: I know the place but if I spill the beans, Doc will kill me so can't tell !

P.S: Don't see the Bullet in the pics. Did he not come ?
Yes, we did!

As to spilling the beans, well, I guess I'll make you all wait and guess a while more for the exact locations . It snowed heavily last night there too...

The gentleman with the Bullet was riding with another Pulsar and another Bullet., The Pulsar developed an oil leak at Kalka, and they finally made it there at 9 pm on Saturday. Though we were in touch on the phone, we did not meet up unfortunately.
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As to spilling the beans, well, I guess I'll make you all wait and guess a while more for the exact locations. It snowed heavily last night there too...

The gentleman with the Bullet was riding with another Pulsar and another Bullet., The Pulsar developed an oil leak at Kalka, and they finally made it there at 9 pm on Saturday. Though we were in touch on the phone, we did not meet up unfortunately.
There is a bit of hint in this second paragraph here that helps one narrow down the choices - I think I have guessed the hotel and the place. Let me see if I am correct.
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I think it was Fagu near Kufri
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