Hiking

The Koraigad Trek

I love Americans! Why don’t they have a lot many more National Holidays? The last week had been been pretty stuffed up with tickets and deadlines. And damn! Murphy’s always right – they pop up right at the moment you need to leave. Thanks to the American Independence day, this friday was a paid holiday.…

The Kothaligad trek (Peth)

June 27th I’m quite surprised! I seem to be the last person to wake up this time! Ideally Suhas was to drop by my house at around 3:30 am after his night shift. When my alarm hoots at 4:45 am, I sense the first drop out for the trek. I anxiously dial his number only…

Sarasgad Trek

The vote was almost equal – About eight wanted to leave on Saturday and seven on Sunday. So finally we decided to have two batches for the Sarasgad trek. 21st June: Snehith had come down to my place the night before. We’re up by around 5:00am and start dialling numbers on the cell. A few…

The Rohida Trek

This week’s been pretty tiring. Moving over from KT phase to Secondary support, solving stuff which seems simple but turns out to be worse than what it shouldn’t be, filling the same old excel sheets multiple times for reasons unknown even to the person who send it, needless formalities and processes just to send a…

Katraj-Sinhagad Moonlight Trek: Take Two

It all started with a mail from Shiva asking me if it would be a good idea to plan a trip to Mahabaleshwar sometime during the coming weekend. The Hydventura team had not been for any treks for more than a fortnight now! The anxiety was quite understandable! But then a trip to Mahabaleshwar during…