The initial plan for trekking Kuduremukha was in the month of February 2016, but due to forest fire, the Forest Department stopped giving permission, and we changed our destination to Makutta-Pattimalai. The desire to trek Kuduremukha was still unfulfilled and we were looking for the right time. Though I had opportunity to visit India during May, I did not have a free weekend. During the visit in October, there was an opportunity and I informed the team. Hari was quick enough to arrange the trek on the weekend of 8 th and 9 th October. As the aspirants were more, we had to go for a 20 seater vehicle.
This time we had decided to leave early and reach early so that we can have some rest before the trek. But it happened so that the Bangalore traffic made it impossible to leave on time and many of us had to wait for long in our respective pick up points. Once again, it was quite late by the time we left the city.
The journey was a bit cumbersome as the space in the Swaraj Mazda was cramped for 19 people. But we were excited. We were 19 and had three father-son pairs. The team was Pramod K and Chinmay, Hariprasad and Poornachandra, Bhargav and I, Sujith, Guruprasad, Gururaj, Anantha, Rajendra, Pramod R Gudigar, Varadarajan, Srinivasan, Pratap, Bharat, Yatish, Vinayak Pai and Guru.