Author Topic: North India Trekking Trip 北印度行山之旅 (23 Aug - 11 Sep 2002)  (Read 144288 times)

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Flowers
« Reply #20 on: 08 February 2009, 13:38:06 »
Today we passed many field of colorful flowers.

(25 Aug 2002)


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Waterfall
« Reply #21 on: 08 February 2009, 13:38:36 »
Waterfall near the 2nd day camp site.
We had a fairly easy walk today for only about 3 hours. Arrived camp site at noon, setup tents, and almost everyone got to wash up a bit in the nearby river. The water was icy cold.

We even had time to setup tripods and take pictures like this. Then Acharya decided that we had too easy a time walking, and in the name of acclimatization, we were told to walk up a hill about another 100 meters high and slopes of about 45-degree.

I slipped at one point and Grace refused to let go of the instructor.

(25 Aug 2002, 200mm, ~1/2 second, S-mode)


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Attention
« Reply #22 on: 08 February 2009, 13:39:00 »
Waterboy, Horseman & Negi are all looking at something. What are they looking at?!

Emmy or the instant noodle she's cooking?

Quite a few of us brought "comfort food" - food that offers familiar taste when you do not feel well, or when you want to take a break from local food. We had instant noodle, "Chu Yuk Zone", etc.

(25 Aug 2002, 200mm, F2.8, A-mode)


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Get Ready
« Reply #23 on: 08 February 2009, 13:39:25 »
Spencer getting ready for the daily exercise.

(25 Aug 2002, 85mm, F1.4, A-mode)


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Sharing
« Reply #24 on: 08 February 2009, 13:39:43 »
Derek (a scout leader and production engineer) & Kay sharing a French Fry.

During this trip we saw two new romance started. And this was not one of them.

(25 Aug 2002? 85mm, F1.4 A-mode)


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Superman
« Reply #25 on: 08 February 2009, 13:40:28 »
Karl, a software engineer, was the superman in our group. He always walking in the front, while hauling his heavy camera, GPS gear, walkie-talkie, water bottle, his own bag, Kay's bag, etc etc etc. 

(26 Aug 2002, 85mm, F1.4, A-mode)


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Shoes
« Reply #26 on: 08 February 2009, 13:40:55 »
Bringing extra shoes, Derek ready to cross rivers any time. 

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Guardian Goat
« Reply #27 on: 08 February 2009, 13:41:23 »
One of the many shepherds we seen, this one definitely rank one of the most popular as our photo subject. 

Among the 10 people in our group, we had 6 SLR 135 cameras, 2 digital cameras, one point'n shoot APS, and one DV camcorder. Almost everyone has a picture of this shepherd.

(26 Aug 2002, 200mm, F2.8, A-mode)


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Guidance
« Reply #28 on: 08 February 2009, 13:41:54 »
On a very steep part of the trek, our horses needed pull'n push to get through. Quite a few horses slipped on the flat rocks.

We were told to stay far up on the rocks, to minimize the chance of scaring the horses.

(26 Aug 2002, 28-70mm, F2.8 A-mode)


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Danzin
« Reply #29 on: 08 February 2009, 13:42:19 »
Danzin sitting at the entrance to his mother's teahouse shop, eating snack given to him by Emmy, while looking at us buying wool caps and wool socks.

The third day on the trek and south of Hamta Pass, we still see lush green everywhere, many herds everyday, and teahouse/shop almost every day. The scene would change dramatically after Hamta Pass and Chhatru.

(26 Aug 2002, 85mm, F1.4 A-mode)