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.
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.
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.
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.
There are lot of fun incidents we had on our trip and thought would be worth to share some of them . We stayed at camp Nirvana , Barkot and reached there in the evening from Haridwar. Met this group of ppl there and after initial pleasantries, was talking with 2 middle aged man abt next day hike. I asked them how were they going up ? They said it’s very hard everyone says and so they are taking ponies. I said we gonna walk and we have practiced hiking .
Next day we started hiking around 8 and midway I met those 2 man coming down. Oh you are already done and going down, Did you take pony? Amused me said. Their answer shocked me , they said after talking to you we decided to walk too and we walked up there and now going down . They said they started at 7.
I kept scratching my head how the hell they reached so early ?
Lesson is looks like I am good at encouraging others .
Picture is of our camp Nirvana and Yamunotri Hike.