"this world is like a book and those who do not travel read only one page of it" from(i don know) .. My photos dont let me down like my words i guess.So i post more photos than writing lots........

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Monsoon Trek....

What to do on a weekend when the monsoon strikes hard...Go into the mighty dense western ghats for a trek.A nice wet weekend where we trekked in the rain drenched ,leech infested forests..I am still scratching my leech bites when I am typing this..It was raining like mad and we kept trekking in the rain..Have only 4 photos in hand.Will post the rest when I get the whole bunch in a day or two.





Hitch a ride in a goods carrier to the point where the trek starts plus the worn out hunter boots..










After walking in the jungle in heavy rain and being bitten by so many bloodthirsty leeches,we reached a village.ut to get to the village we had to cross this river on this single file Burma bridge which was shaking violently.













Map which helped us come out of the forest without getting lost this time.Damn it..
















The bigger village we reached at last from where we could get buses.....Mist still hid a lot of beauty..

17 Comments:

Blogger fatty ~ said...

thats an amazing trip - makes me want to go trekking somewhere!

June 07, 2006 8:46 PM

 
Blogger Ash said...

Great post!
Love the first one...

June 07, 2006 9:11 PM

 
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

look like u have a great time out there...i like the bamboo bridge shot..nice photo series:-)

June 08, 2006 10:11 AM

 
Blogger Einsteinophile said...

Ooo la la!! Nice ones!

June 08, 2006 11:39 AM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@fatty:It was great except for the itching leech bites.But thats ok..

@ash:Thanks....

@outdoor:kindof yeh......

@einsteinophile:Wat a surprise..I am seeing u after a long time.How have u been??Will meet u sometime...

June 08, 2006 1:26 PM

 
Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, what an adventure!!

June 10, 2006 12:30 AM

 
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

as always looks like a wonderful trip. My trip as just started and I have made the move to japan - catch my new post for the news -

June 10, 2006 12:12 PM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@nicola:Mnn yeh the leech bites still itch.

@Adam:Wow Will check out for sure

June 12, 2006 12:54 PM

 
Blogger Kris said...

my fave. this time round are the first and the last pics :) are you still on the road trip?

June 12, 2006 9:17 PM

 
Blogger Patty said...

Your photos & words tell so much more than what is just seen & read.

love the 1st photo :)

...all the photos are great

did you see any snakes or other dangerous animals while out there?

June 13, 2006 12:00 PM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@Kris:Thanks and nope I work on weekdays and travel on weekends as of now.

@Patty:Thanks and yeh saw them both snakes and scorpions and again vampire leeches..

June 13, 2006 12:13 PM

 
Anonymous Arun said...

Which places?

June 13, 2006 10:18 PM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@arun:Its a trek from Bisile to Yedukkumeri.....

June 17, 2006 12:34 PM

 
Blogger Mridula said...

Hunter boots are a blessing! I remember my first trek to Sar Pass when I used a jogger and the day we had to walk on snow, I slipped and slipped and slipped some more.

June 20, 2006 7:04 PM

 
Blogger backpack_everyday said...

@Mridula:We also did something like that in our Sarpass trek but it was an experience don't you think-Slipping and falling on the snow.

June 22, 2006 12:37 PM

 
Blogger Lore said...

Wow!!! it's been a while.... and i realize that i missed a lot!!! AWESOME SHOTS!!! also great adventures!! i really love to read such kind of stories!!

July 07, 2006 4:09 AM

 
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