Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Granite Mountain

I had a lot of fun on this hike on the 29th March. The views were amazing. We had a great scramble up some boulders and hike in the snow near the top. Then when coming down we were sliding down and hiking in the snow.

It was a little sad that we got split up and were not able to hike together but Tarun captured some great panorama videos which were fun to watch.





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hike 2 - Lake Serene

And we continued our journey to summit Mount Rainer.... by challenging ourselves each week to explore amazing hikes around Seattle.

Hike# 2 - On Feb 22nd 2015. We went to Lake Serene. This was my first hike as part of the training series. I did miss the first one. Anubhav was doing his second hike.

Everyone said this hike to be easier than Old Si. I must admit, I found it quite challenging. That's why we were training so much in advance. The body needs all kinds of conditioning to get accustomed to pain and soreness that comes with each hike.

It was all worth it.

Pictures from Lake Serene

That's beautiful lake serene -

Saurabh was both smug and happy at getting to the top as is obvious here!



Me and Naz both had a lot of fun on the hike although Naz was almost sprinting most of the way and I was trying to catch up.


And he was there at the top and wanted to join us for this picture. Well you know great times!





Friday, February 20, 2015

Step 1 - Climb Mount Si via Old Trail

The short story is that the views were amazing at the top; the hike was tougher and more fun than I thought it would be. Tarun was walking like it were the Savannah,


And then we reached the top... finally! After over 2 hours of slow walking the trail. 


Well its a start. We (I?) will get better at doing this. 


Looking forward to Lake Serene on the 22nd Feb