Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Surprise Creek - what a surprise!

So after coming back from Inca Trail adventure, I had decided that I was done for the hiking this season. But on Friday after Srijan's mail about going to this wonderful Surprise Creek hike, and Rahul's convincing, I decided to go.
http://www.wta.org/~wta/cgi-bin/wtaweb.pl?3+tg+fetch+english+1112
The hike was such a disaster for me. Only after 1/2 a mile of walking we started seeing snow on the path which got deeper and deeper. I was totally scared that either we are going to get lost in the snow or I am going to fall in one of the holes in snow and become a Discovery Channel story. We somehow reached covered a couple of miles, crossing perilious creeks, falling, getting up. Had our lunch at a some point. After lunch we started to climb higher and snow got deeper, that's when I wanted to call it a day, I knew I could not go all the way to the creek, path and time were both against us, and there did not seem much point in climbing any higher. If only we had read this story before, it would have saved lot of trouble.
http://www.wta.org/~wta/cgi-bin/wtaweb.pl?7+reports+displayM+2006050400