Karnala he ek half day trek sathi chan thikan ahe. Mumbai hun 2 tasat tikde pochta yete. Tikde ek bird sanctuary hi ahe. Gada var jaychya don vata ahet. Sadaharan 2 tas gadavar jayla lagtat ani paun tasat utrayla lagto. Karnala Bird Sanctuary chya javal Kshanbhar Vishranti hotel ahe. Chan Maharashtrian snacks miltat. Kamats is near by. Lunch here, not recommended.
Chandrayan Trekking Club chya site var trip details ahet.
2015: Chandrayan Trekking Club established after I called and confirmed tomorrows trek to Mijo and GD.
0540: started the Zen. Trip meter adjusted to Zero. Called GD that I have started.
0555:picked up Mijo from start junction of JVLR at jogeshwari side. 0 wait time. headed towards vikroli to pick up GD. Since we did not know internal roads of Hiranandani followed the conventional path of kanjur and LBS to reach Neelkanth Enclave, GD’s residence.
0610:picked up GD outside his complex. Headed towards VASHI via shivajinagar (Ghatkopar – Mankhurd link road).
0630:passed Vashi toll naka. Headed towards panvel via JNPT road.
0655:left panvel toll naka. Headed towards karnala via Goa highway.
0715: halt kshanbhar vishranti. Kamat was closed. Lazy people. Just outside kshanbhar vishranti got magnificent view of lingoba. I guess this is called Lingana, but later we found Lingana is some different fort. But this seems to be more lingana than actual. Actual is just karangali. Any ways not to confuse other trekkers we called it Lingoba as worded in jait re jait. Sundar picture. Tyachya baddal dusarya blog var already lihila ahech. Snapped. Mijo realized that he had not charged his camera batteries. kshanbhar vishranti is just too good. Kadak chaha batata bhaji thalipith parat kadak chaha. Maja ala. Tried to convince DINK to join us, failed.
0750: at ticket counter of karnala abhayaranya. They took 50 rs for car parking. There was no shade though.
0800:start ascend. Hariyal trek. Two people on bike crossed us. Kolyanchi moth mothi jali hoti. Koli pakshi ahet ka? Bird sanctuary madhe tech mubalak disale. Itar je pakshi pahile te sagale kalech hote. Fakta akar vegale. Mijo spotted one which he claimed to be dark blue. I still maintain that it was black. GD chi durbin khelanyatali hoti tari tyane jya padhatine ti carry keli hoti ki asa vatava 10000 chya khali nasavi. Pan ti 300 chi nighali ani tine 50 rs che pakshi dakhavale.baryach vela GD amhala focus adjust karun det ase pan amhala ajibat disayacha nahi. Mag kalala ki GD la chashma ahe. Pan mijo cha yuktivad asa hota ki chasmyachya outside number should not affect. Anyways, disala nahi he kharay. We took difficult path it seems. Unknowingly. To quite a distance I was saying apan rasta chukaloy.
0935: reached plateau. nice ascent. Cool at plateau. Met the 2 people who had crossed us on bike earlier. They said that it was another 45 min. before we would reach the fort. We never saw them after this point.
1010: at caves
1150: at base. Had mangola. Headed towards mumbai.
1210:kshanbhar vishranti. Kokam sarbhat. We wanted to have lunch after this, but for some reason the waiter thought we would not have anything after kokam sarbat and he got us the bill. We decided to have lunch at Kamat.
1220:kamat. Pathetic food.
1310:panvel toll naka.
1340: vashi toll naka
1425: dropped GD at Neelkanth enclave.
1440: drppoed Mijo at JVLR, jogeshwari end.