As we closed in on Cochin the frenetic terror dropped to a more manageable low-speed anarchy.
In another thrilling episode of wacky races, the tuk tuk pilots jockeyed for position as we buzzed through the chaos and arrived almost simultaneously at our destination.
Temples are ubiquitous across India and so I knew that it was only a matter of time before I found myself shoeless and confused in an Asian house of worship.
If you've never set foot in India before, then Kerala is a great place to start.
I was roused from my deep OTC drug induced slumber by the rather ample and elderly Indian woman sitting next to me. To be fair, my assumption regarding her size was exactly that, an assumption. In truth, it was hard to distinguish exactly where the masses of sari stopped and the actual person began. The … Continue reading Day 1 – A Passage To India
Started: 08:15 @ MM 1,067.0 Stream and Camp (Elevation 8,559ft) Finished: 18:00 @ MM 1,087.3 Creek and Camp (Elevation 8,341ft) Miles: 20.3 Elevation Gain/Loss: +3,467/-3,648ft Food: Oatmeal, Kind Bar, Cheese & Crackers, Chips, Peach, Melon, Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Instant Potato & Jerky ... NO PUDDING! Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower … Continue reading PCT Day 79 – Languishing in a Land of Lakes and Magic
Started: 08:00 @ MM 1,048.9 Sherrold Lake (Elevation 8,769ft) Finished: 16:30 @ MM 1,067.0 Stream and Camp (Elevation 8,559ft) Miles: 18.1 Elevation Gain/Loss: +3,221/-3,469ft Food: Oatmeal, Clif Bar, Kind Bar, Cheese & Crackers, Protein Bar, Beef Stoganoff, Starburst, Snickers, Gummi Bears Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 3, Days since laundry 3 … Continue reading PCT Day 78 – Zen and the Art of Food Rationing
Started: 07:30 @ MM 1,027.9 Creek and Campsite (Elevation 8,830ft) Finished: 18:15 @ MM 1,048.9 Sherrold Lake (Elevation 8,769ft) Miles: 21.0 Elevation Gain/Loss: +4,589/-4,650ft Food: Oatmeal, Clif Bar, Lara Bar, Cheese & Crackers, Watermelon, Honey Nut Loops w/cold Milk, Chocolate Brownie, Bread w/ butter, Chilli, Mary Jane's Thai Coconut Rice and Tuna Health & Hygiene: … Continue reading PCT Day 77 – Magical Highway!
Started: 10:15 @ MM 1,017.1 Sonora Pass Trailhead (Elevation 9,618ft) Finished: 17:30 @ MM 1,027.9 Creek and Camp (Elevation 8,830ft) Miles: 10.8 Elevation Gain/Loss: +1,951/-2,740ft Food: Big Ole Breakfast, Hot Dog, Snickers, Cheese & Crackers, Trail Mix, Instant Potato and Salmon Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 1, Days since laundry 1 … Continue reading PCT Day 76 – Meet the Tramily!
Started: 07:45 @ MM 1,005.9 Kennedy Canyon Creek & Camp (Elevation 9,063ft) Finished: 14:00 @ MM 1,017.1 Sonora Pass Trailhead (Elevation 9,618ft) Miles: 11.2 Elevation Gain/Loss: +2,673/-2,118ft Food: Oatmeal, Clif Bar, Tortilla w/PBJ and Goldfish, Trail Mix, Cheeseburger & Fries, Almond Joy, Coconut Ice Cream, Twinkies Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower … Continue reading PCT Day 75 – Inspiration Comes in Small Packages