Sunday, June 24, 2007


Week 1: ~6 mile round-trip hike at Castle Rock.

Week 2: Series of short hikes over three days at Utah.

Week 3: ~8 mile round-trip hike at Rancho San Antonio park.

Week 4: ~11 mile round-trip hike at Purisima Creek Reserve.

Week 5: White-water rafting at Kings Canyon.

All this training sort of helped me do this:

Week 6: ~17 mile round-trip hike to the top of Half Dome at the Yosemite National Park.

YES - I climbed up Half Dome yesterday. I made it all the way to the top and back. And I am still alive and kicking. YES :-D!


spark said...

aha, >25km way to go :) you must be very trim now ;-)

T said...

very impressed !!

SK said...

Hey Great job Arch!
Did you get the 'I made it to the top' Tshirt? :--))

The Kid said...


Saumya said... inspiring.

Maybe you should start thinking of marathons now.

K2K said...

Wow! Impressive. Congratulations!!!

Anita said...

wow. i am totally impressed. good work!

Archana Bahuguna said...

Keep going girl! :-) I woudnt be surprised if I heard in a year somewhere that you climbed Kilimanjaro or even the Everest ;-). No really, not kidding. I appreciate your immense enthu!

J said...

OMG, Awesome!!! enaku intha hiking pathi elaam ippa thaan theriyum. went for a ~6 mile hike (first time) at bearfort mountain in NJ. adhukae bendu nimundhu pochu :-) wrong shoes - reason. but I had a lovely time. inum poganumnu thonuchu. vera ethavathu tips venumna unghala kaekaren :-)

Archana said...

Spark - ah, so you are alive :-)!

T - thank you :-))!

SK - thank you :-))! Just took a lot of patel snaps of a dead-looking me at the top - hehehe!

Pratap - thank you :-))!

Saumya - thanks :-))! Ahhh, that would be a whole new story!

K2K - thank you :-))!

Sindu - thanks :-))!

Archana - I discovered I am terrified of heights. No more mountain climbing for me :-(!

J - A fellow hiking-enthusiast :-D! Get hiking shoes - the difference they make has to be experienced to be believed :-))! Sure - enna tips venumnaalum please kelunga - will try to answer with my ara-kura knowledge (btw, do we have to use the vaanga-ponga titles :-)?)