The hike down was significantly better, for me at least, than the way up aside from feeling like shit on and off. I spent most of the time chatting with Berkley, Prudence, and WordMaster. It was overall wonderful. It got significantly hotter as we got farther down the hill. Again I'm highly thankful for my boots. I'd be in awful shape if I didn't have them. Must somehow repay Erin, Tturtle, and Jdawg when I return. They got me relatively well prepared for this and really the trip in general. The pack I got for this is awesome, as is most of the things they recommended I consider bringing. It really has made my time significantly easier. I think most of the group also probably owes them a thank you. People borrow things from me all the time. I don't have much. But I always have enough. Crazy how much material things one really needs.
The most interesting thing going on right now as I sit in front of the guest house is a government sponsored seminar/workshop going on just down the hill. I can see it clearly from where I'm sitting, and hear it since they are announcing things over a PA. Unfortunately I can't understand what's going on because its all in Hindi. I would be interested to hear what exactly is being presented and in what way. Alas. Next trip, I'll know Hindi.
The weather is beautiful today. It's warm, clear and sunny, and very breezy. It's another day of perfection. Paradise. And it's only noon. The entire day is mine to read and relax.