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Forum: Uttarakhand Feb 14th, 2018, 14:07
Replies: 1,438
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Posted By blackfog
{offtopic} One of the most profound...

{offtopic}


One of the most profound advise for any project management!

One of the most profound advise for expectation management! :)

Thanks.
Forum: Uttarakhand Feb 1st, 2018, 14:01
Replies: 4,004
Views: 527,387
Posted By blackfog
Yes, may be the 'usual road' for the local people...

Yes, may be the 'usual road' for the local people but Google Maps doesn't show it as a possibility. So outsiders may be at a loss. Hence I am sharing so that we know there is an unlisted-by-Maps...
Forum: Uttarakhand Feb 1st, 2018, 03:39
Replies: 4,004
Views: 527,387
Posted By blackfog
If usual = a possible suggestion by Google Maps,...

If usual = a possible suggestion by Google Maps, then No. It is this one (https://goo.gl/maps/yhjmqDeXGRE2).

If usual = taken by locals, then I don't know.

I was made to believe by 2 local men...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jan 30th, 2018, 21:50
Replies: 4,004
Views: 527,387
Posted By blackfog
I figured that the alternate route is captured...

I figured that the alternate route is captured exactly in my Google's location history/timeline (www.google.com/maps/timeline). Below is the route on the map. Though as I mentioned before, Google...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jan 30th, 2018, 00:36
Replies: 33
Views: 4,898
Posted By blackfog
No you cannot. The local temple administration...

No you cannot. The local temple administration does not allow it (they fence the lake); it is anyway not a good idea considering you don't know how deep the lake it, you don't the nature of the weeds...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jan 28th, 2018, 00:48
Replies: 33
Views: 4,898
Posted By blackfog
Please don't attempt it. The nearby areas has...

Please don't attempt it. The nearby areas has wildlife that you wouldn't want to surprise in the night time! Any specific reason to go for it at night?
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jan 22nd, 2018, 19:42
Replies: 1,001
Views: 272,392
Posted By blackfog
Same query for the below. It was recently clicked...

Same query for the below. It was recently clicked from Kilbury/Pangoot.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4650/28053286649_4060dc97eb_b.jpg

Full resolution is available here...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Jan 19th, 2018, 14:10
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By blackfog
Fantastic photos! Appreciate you taking the time...

Fantastic photos! Appreciate you taking the time to share.
We want more :) Brings back fond memories.
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 18th, 2018, 21:21
Replies: 201
Views: 23,043
Posted By blackfog
Drone cameras for better safety

IR will soon start using drones to enhance safety on the tracks. An email notification from IR is attached below.

More information is at https://twitter.com/PiyushGoyal/status/949307027859410945
Forum: Uttarakhand Jan 17th, 2018, 17:09
Replies: 4,004
Views: 527,387
Posted By blackfog
Bypassing Nainital

The typical option that I know of is to go via Kathgodam-Bhowali. And the other route that I have once taken is via Corbett-Totam.
The former route:

'faster road'
crowded at the typical...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 10th, 2018, 14:12
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By blackfog
I too look fwd to a trip report. Specifically,...

I too look fwd to a trip report. Specifically, the logistics part (relevant waypoints and contact numbers, and the photos!).
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 9th, 2018, 22:20
Replies: 201
Views: 23,043
Posted By blackfog
No open doors. Ever! ...

No open doors. Ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1qC78MLqhU
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Dec 20th, 2017, 13:10
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By blackfog
Great info shared above @lowkey. Thank you. I've...

Great info shared above @lowkey. Thank you. I've avoided this road in the past because of its notoriety. Not anymore :)
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Dec 14th, 2017, 18:55
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By blackfog
Yes, that's what I believe looking at the rates...

Yes, that's what I believe looking at the rates you've posted above.

But I have never rented from Stoneheadbikes. Only read the good feedback and called them twice to inquire about rates and bike...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Dec 14th, 2017, 15:26
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By blackfog
I don't know for sure. Why not grab 2-3 contact...

I don't know for sure. Why not grab 2-3 contact numbers of random cab/taxi organizers and call them to compare?

PS: I am interested in knowing the road condition between and time it takes from...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Dec 14th, 2017, 15:25
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By blackfog
Give Stonehead Bikes a try too.

Give Stonehead Bikes a try too.
Forum: Uttarakhand Dec 11th, 2017, 14:03
Replies: 1,438
Views: 145,817
Posted By blackfog
I know the thread is for UK but I'm just sharing...

I know the thread is for UK but I'm just sharing this info about HP.

In the last few years, many new IT/business startups (relatively new and with humble beginnings) have opened up in the...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Dec 6th, 2017, 02:19
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By blackfog
I agree. On the first trip to India, take it in...

I agree. On the first trip to India, take it in and take it in easy. Don't add the complexity of cycling through it. The culture shock may be too much.


Wonder of wonders -- LAKHS(!) of people...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Dec 1st, 2017, 15:08
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By blackfog
I think you mean April 2018. Sorry, I have...

I think you mean April 2018.

Sorry, I have not idea about this area. However, IH mentions (at indiahikes.com/panchachuli-base-camp-trek-interview) that the ideal months to visit are "from April ...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Dec 1st, 2017, 14:17
Replies: 7
Views: 6,500
Posted By blackfog
Forest Dept rest house at Prashar Lake

A thread with lots of potential... and it is collecting dust. I'm bumping it up! Please share Forest dept/PWD rest house experiences folks.

PS: Or is there another comprehensive thread about rest...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 30th, 2017, 00:33
Replies: 1,001
Views: 272,392
Posted By blackfog
Oh wow! What beautiful vistas and what a clear...

Oh wow! What beautiful vistas and what a clear day! Where from in Ranikhet? What are the peaks? When was this taken?
Forum: Photography Nov 23rd, 2017, 17:38
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By blackfog
IMHO, this thread will get better viewership in...

IMHO, this thread will get better viewership in one of the older photography threads.
Good info that is not getting the mileage it commands!

See if you want to move it.
Forum: Delhi Nov 23rd, 2017, 17:29
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By blackfog
Decathlon and many other stores in Delhi. Some...

Decathlon and many other stores in Delhi. Some local manufacturers are good too. For example, Pashupati tent and Stikage. A detailed listing is available at www.inditramp.com/stores

regards,...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 23rd, 2017, 16:24
Replies: 60
Views: 12,065
Posted By blackfog
Sharing personal contact number is not allowed...

Sharing personal contact number is not allowed here. Please refrain.

For the details to your questions above, I'd suggest first going through the thread and posting specific questions. June...
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 8th, 2017, 14:45
Replies: 201
Views: 23,043
Posted By blackfog
Thank you for sharing. One observation. I got the...

Thank you for sharing. One observation. I got the OTP via email instead of as a SMS. So if you don't receive it over mobile don't keep trying, check email instead.
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