My first ultra distance, 50K, happened on August 20th, 2016 at Run-de-vous. 2016 training season with Team Asha started with no particular race in mind. ...
Grand Canyon National Park rim-to-rim hike has been on my list for years. When a friend offered us permits, it was a no-brainer. After sunset ...
On the way to Grand Canyon National Park from Bryce Canyon National Park, we made another unplanned stop at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. ...
It was a Sunday when we reached the park and both the campgrounds had just opened for the season. We found a site at Sunset ...
May 2016, we were on a trip to Utah, Arizona and Nevada for a 9-day hiking & roadtrip. After a long 10-hour drive, we broke at St.George, ...
It was April 1st week and we had 4-days to do a road trip. Given the good snow year, Hwy 395 was a no brainer. Started Wednesday evening and drove 4 hours to Bakersfield to stay that night. Next day morning we drove another 4-hrs to Death Valley National Park. It’s hour second trip to […]
Spring season is probably the best time to visit Henry W. Coe State Park in the bay area for a dense blankets of wildflowers. We did a 10.6 mile loop that went through China Hole. The park is big enough to do hikes of pretty much any length. First half of the hike had lot […]
After our first visit to Death Valley National Park in the peak summer of 2013, we went back for Super bloom, the once in a decade bloom of wild flowers. To be clear, its super bloom for desert standards. There are other parks in California with much denser wildflowers. We camped at furnace creek campground […]
From Udawalawe National Park, we took the bus to Embilipitiya and another bus to Thangalle town. This is our first beach destination on this trip. After all the painful bus journeys through the mountain country, we were glad to be at the beaches relaxing and pretty much not thinking about anything else besides, eating, sleeping and […]
After Adam’s Peak hike, from Siripada we took an auto(tuk-tuk) to get to Hatton because the next bus was an hour or so away. Plus, I loved the idea of taking tuk-tuk through the mountains and around the lake because we stopped as we wished. If I remember correctly we paid Rs. 1500 for the tuk-tuk […]
From Nuwara Eliya, we took the public bus to Hatton and it took around 2-hours. From Hotton, another bus to a place called SiriPada. This is the base of the climb. Siripada is basically a couple of streets with tons of small restaurants, snacks, sweets shops and hotels to cater to the tourists. The buses […]
Just an hour outside of Nuwara Eliya, the national park has no public transportation. Most of the people go by tuk-tuk or car/van organized by the hotels/hostels. We went with our hostel owner in the auto and had to leave at 5:30AM to get there for sunrise. I believe its a 7 – 9miles loop. […]
Day One: Start with a stop at De Silva Restaurant for a perfect String hopper breakfast. At least our hostel didn’t serve local breakfast. So, we chose to go out and eat. Milano next door also serves local breakfast. Also called Idiyappa in Tamil, String hoppers are a familiar dish for me with dhal and […]
We have been going to Yosemite National Park in February for the past three years and 2016 is certainly a huge improvement in water situation. After having spent two sunsets in 2015 waiting for horsetail with disappointment, I am thrilled to have photographed horsetail this year. We left Sunnyvale around 8AM and reached Yosemite View Lodge around […]
Just an hour drive from south bay, Mavericsk Cliffs Trail at Half Moon Bay is an easy hike along the cliffs overlooking the famous surf location. I started the walk at Tide Pool Parking lot (google it for direction), and the trail starts just across the parking lot through a gate that leads to the cliff. […]