Hiking Challenge 2021

Mt Mitchell , NC
Hanging Rock NC
Hanging rock NC
Crowders Mountain NC

Not sure if I had shared this but we are doing 21 unique hiking trails this year. We meaning hiking group decided that on 1st hike of 2021. We are having fun with it and we are exploring new mountains. We did around 13 already and I did miss few. So far so good.

Few pictures from our last few hikes . and we have few real good ones planned. Will def share that experience and pictures, videos here or on YouTube .


Bring Your Own Plate

Hike and picnic happens few times a year with my yoga group. Someone suggested we start bringing our own plates , spoons etc. and we have been doing that now . Of course the goal is to reduce paper products but some ppl will end up bringing paper products. It’s ok. I take steel plate so that won’t have to worry abt breaking it. We just started and ppl learn. As we start to improve , make changes it’s important not to kill ourself over it . Killing ourself over saving earth , climate won’t do any good either .

Be reasonable and enjoy the process. Do what you can, use when it’s needed . Like Mahatma Gandhi said “There’s enough on earth for everyone, but not for greed “. It applies to everything in life . Take what you need and everything will be ok.

Pictures are from Stone Mountain, NC hike we did. It was a cold day but we had planned it a month ago and we stuck to our plan and everything turned out fine and everyone enjoyed.



Man vs Wild With India’s PM Modi

Not all my readers are Indian and so I like to share this link which is a sneak peak to the episode . I told 1 of my friend at work to let her dad know . He was very excited and is busy searching episode. So thought may be some of you will enjoy too. I couldn’t find one with English subtitles but if you have discovery channel , try it out.


Vaishno Devi Hike

Vaishno devi path lighted at night

Vaishno Devi Hike

Katra Market

on our recent religious trip, we also hiked Vaishno Devi. It’s 14 kms one way. Path is gradual up, mostly covered as you can see in the picture. It was around 1.5 hr drive from Jammu airport and roads were good .We started hike 8 in the morning and came back by 4 or 5.

Have you done it or is it on your list ? It was on my list of things to do and am glad it’s done . Learning from chardham hikes, here I didn’t bother to check how many kms I did or how many left. Just kept walking . Coming down last few kms were never ending. But of course it did end at some point and coming down is easy but it’s just looong walk. Total is 28 kms of walk in a day.

If you want to do it, just practice long walks before going. Get a Fitbit or use your phone to see how much you are walking . Some ppl think they walk a lot everyday but it’s just their imagination.



High Tea @ Taj

India Gate

There’s not much to do in terms of sight seeing in Mumbai. For me , it’s the airport I am always taking flights from . This time I did spend some time with friends and family. We went for high tea @ Taj which is good and reasonably priced . India gate is right there near Taj hotel. I stayed at Radisson blue 4 kms away from airport. Hotel was very nice since its newly built.