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    I went on the trip of a life time in 1988 and did the Annapurna Trek with 3 friends from UC Boulder.  I was the lone graduate from Purdue though.  We did the Annapurna Trek seeing massive bamboo forests and water buffalo.  We hiked over the famous Thorung La pass and down into Muktinath- seeing the amazing 5th highest mountain- Dhauligiri and the 7th highest- Annapurna.  Then we did a side trip into the Macchapuchare Sanctuary.  OMFG!!  

    I took a trip by myself up to see Sagarmatha.  I took a bus out of Kathmandu and took the bus up to Jiri.  At the guest house in Jiri, I read the diary entry of the first American Woman to ever get to the summit of Everest!!  Her name is Julie. This was before she made it to the top and I remember her name only b/c she wrote a book about her experience after.  Your photos bring back awesome memories.  I was nearly knocked off the trail by a yak not too far from Namche Bizarre.  That bastard had my number.  It stuck it's horn straight into my ribs and nearly sent me over the cliff.  I don't hold a grudge against  yaks though.  I remember eating lots of Dahl Baht and lots and lots of rice.

    The village of Bamboo in the Annapurna region also left a major memory impact.  Those things were HUGE!!  Over 18" in diameter and over 100 feet tall!
    The Kali Gandaki River was an amazing sight and phenomenon.  Some of the bridges crossing it were simply awe inspiring!!!

    I walked through the village of Lukla, but never took a plane.

    "Seek above all for a game worth playing- such is the advice of the oracle to modern man." - Robert S. de Ropp

    by FuddGate on Fri May 22, 2009 at 05:58:32 AM PDT

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