Friday, September 11, 2009

Hiking after a long time

The weekend will be spent hiking up the Kudremukh peak or at-least that is what I hope I will be doing. I've shelled out 2400 bucks to go along with an unknown group of folks up-to Kudremukh. I sure hope the visit is worth the money that is being spent. I have been wanting to visit the Kudremukh area for quite sometime, the foremost reason being the striking similarities in the landscape when compared to the Nilgiris and Munnar. The vegetation is almost fully comprised of the Sholas and Montane Grasslands and the scenery is supposed to be pretty stunning.

People also talk about wildlife sightings but I don't expect to find anything after the maha KLPD's I got at BR Hills and Nagarhole the past few weeks. This trip will purely be a hiking experience and it will be interesting to see if I can pull through. The only thing I am nervous about is how long the battery in my camera will last. It's sudden lost all its juice (its like 2 or 3 months old) and I need to recahrge it after taking 50 odd snaps. Another scary thought is about all the leeches. Post monsoon the grasslands will be teeming with these blood suckers. Also think its time to invest in some good trekking equipment without the knowledge of mom of-course.

Updates will be posted on Monday next week.

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