Last couple of years have not really been that great for me in terms of traveling. Busy schedule at work and then some turmoil in personal life ensured that I remained limited within the borders of Delhi. While I was still able to manage a few short trips in 2016; I could not venture out even once in the entire year of 2017. This was really a big deal or maybe a big drawback for someone like me; someone who tries to rush out even on Saturdays and Sunday and be back at work on Monday. So my resolution for 2018 is to change it completely. I am not sure if I will be able to really stick to it but the idea is to go out on at least 12 trips in 2018; that is one trip for each month.
If I am able to do it successfully, then it will probably be my best year in terms of traveling. The most I have done so far I think were 9 trips in one year. Keeping my fingers crossed. Let us see how it goes. I will post a detailed log of my trains at our Community Forum.
12 Trips in 2018
- January – None
- February – Prashar Lake
- March – None
Even the start of the year was not good. No trips in the entire month of January. Planned a couple of rides, short ones over the weekends, but had to cancel all of them. Big plan for now is of a winter ride to Spiti Valley in 3rd week of February. There is not much snow in Spiti this year. It is almost dry all across but I am hoping it will change in Feb.
Plan for February was to go to Spiti valley but unfortunately it did not snow much anywhere. There were just a few inches of snow in the valley and it was not really the white Spiti I wanted to ride to. So I cancelled the plan to visit Spiti but was able to make one trip in this month to Prashar Lake. It was overall a great trip. We found some snow at the lake and even camped there for the night.
March proved to be another unsuccessful month for me in terms of keeping up with my resolution. It was a busy month at work with all the closing of books everywhere. I did plan a short ride over the weekend a couple of times but it did not materialize. Overall, 3 months gone and just 1 trip. Not going so great so far. Hoping to turn things around in April and planning a short trip either towards Landour or Chail.