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Old 26th March 2013, 22:48   #136
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I did this last weekend. Initial 5-7 kms was done by jeep since that is a jeep track and wouldn't be fun walking that stretch under the hot sun and hardly any trees around.
That was nice Ketan. But as you said the heat must have really wrecked havoc. The place looks very dry. Really wonder how this trail would transform after rains.


Also looks like the second place is Skandagiri ?Are Night treks still allowed? I had read some where that they trying restrict night trekking.

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Old 27th March 2013, 07:37   #137
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Thank you. You're right, heat was the big issue, my past few treks were in night (twice makalidurg, Kaurava Kunda, Biligudda and Karigudda at Savandurga, Kuntibetta etc.) so I found this to be difficult when we were climbing the hill under the hot sun, second leg wasn't that exhausting but needed some muscle strength walking long and descending good distance.

As per my last information (some time back), Skandagiri is still not open, locals + cops not allowing out there is what I have heard. If I get a change in status about Skandagiri, I will let all here know, it'd be a good place to go for night trek.
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http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b...-to-bhojbasa/#
http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/b...basa/#overview

Note: for Garmin Adventures, you may have to refresh the IE Browser window if its not showing the track on the map and elevation details at first attempt, I had to do that on IE10, not sure about other browsers. Hybrid seems to be a better view.

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Ketan,

I see you have the Garmin etrex 20! I have the same unit, but am flummoxed about using it (just don't have the patience to go through with it). You reckon we can catch up and maybe you can give me a lowdown on this? I have a few high altitude treks coming up in the north.

Do PM me your number so we can talk?
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Old 14th September 2013, 17:02   #139
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Hi RedLiner, did you make that trek/trip? It will be interesting to listen to you experience. Please share with us if you did.

Guys,

Winter is soon going to be here. We have quite some places around Bangalore that we can trek. I know there are some of you who do it on regular basis. If you are doing it on regular basis, can we start sharing the schedule here on this thread so others interested can also join!

Thank you.
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Hi RedLiner, did you make that trek/trip? It will be interesting to listen to you experience. Please share with us if you did.

Guys,

Winter is soon going to be here. We have quite some places around Bangalore that we can trek. I know there are some of you who do it on regular basis. If you are doing it on regular basis, can we start sharing the schedule here on this thread so others interested can also join!

Thank you.
No I didn't. Thankful because the cloudburst happened just then! Hopefully off on another one soon though.
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I'd like to take my family on a nice road trip with some mountain/jungle hiking. I'd like them to experience the joy of walking through nature and hopefully reward them with some nice scenery/views at the end. I am travelling with some not too fit aged parents and hence am not planning to do anything too serious. So here are the requirements

1) A good easy hiking trail, with a nice view.

2) Total length < 10 km. Not too steep/slippery/wild i.e. comfortable for aged people, yet allow them to get away from the city.

3) Within 8 hours of driving from Mysore.

Bonus points if there are other things to do nearby. A good option which we did in the past was Neliampathy in Kerala. Something like that maybe? Thanks in advance!!
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Hi all,
I recently went on a trekking expedition in Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha Snow trek to be precise. As the temperatures when we visited ranged between -18 and -5 being the maximum, carrying proper gear was necessary.
Of course, everything is available at Decathlon, but they are ludicrously expensive. Trekking gear, right from Jackets to Shoes, Rucksacks, etc can set you back upto 1 Lakh easily. Buying them is worth the amount spent for regular trekkers. For someone like me, who treks once in many years, this being my first trek, purchasing would not be wise thing to do.
The coldest it ever gets in Bengaluru is 15 degrees.
So, much to my relief, came across this X-Dog rentals that rents out trekking gears, tents, riding gears and many things and they have quite a collection. Here's their contact details for those who might be interested in checking out.
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Paid them a visit and three of us in our group ended up renting most of the gears.
They have maintained the gears in excellent condition.
However, I advise you to call them before going there because it can get really crowded sometimes, due to which, you might not be able to find the items you had booked.

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