With Surinderji..he's the best in the business. Best I've ever seen. Learnt from Father Fellini (Italian-Irish, I believe). In the background is the trail leading to Devi Surkhanda ka Temple. Trail is covered with oaks. But all the oaks are of same age, quite young ! "Aisa kyu ji"..Reason is the whole hillside slided down during a landslide..and then it became populated with the oaks. Garhwal Himalayas..
With Shankar and Indro..nearing the HatKali Temple of Gangolihat. Which is famed for the vision a Captain had one night in the 1962 War..and the next morning a valiant effort drove out the "dushman". These Ranges devoid of even the smallest shrubs fascinated us. We asked whether it was due to deforestation. No. It's the geology of some places that makes it so. Kumaon Himalayas.