TREKKING SOLO IS FUN, and scary sometimes.

Tripoto
22nd Jul 2019
Day 1

TREKKING SOLO IS FUN, and scary sometimes.
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From the moment, I began this trek till i reach to this sight (Picture 1), I did not had a second thought on my decision of coming here all on my own. But when I reached here (Picture 1), I heard some sound coming from the bushes. I looked up and down, but could see nothing. After a hault of 2-3 minutes, I began ascending. I again heard the sound and I can figure out that whatever this creature is, it is moving closure.
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I've heard before about the leopards and bears of the mountain. I got freezed, my body got cold and I started thinking, 'why on earth did I chose to trek alone'.
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I started looking for a place downside the mountain, to fall off with least fractures. I also clicked this picture, so as to let others know, where my body could be found, if I go missing (dead).
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Thousand of thoughts popped in my mind. I even cursed myself for not leaving a 'WILL' before coming for this sort of adventure but soon I  realized I don't have any asset either (SIGH!!).
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I started putting my demands to God. I began with taking care of my family and give them strength. I also asked God to take care of my friends as they are, 'what AORTA is to heart'.
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As the sound came real close, I realised, NOW is the time. Assembling all the strength left in me, l lifted my face a little up and looked at left side from corner of my eyes.

At this point of time, I could easily hear my heart beats. And then, when I was struggling to keep myself calm, a baby goat jumped out of bushes right in front of me followed by herd of goats.(Picture 2).
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I'd just skipped a heartbeat and avoided heart attack. It was a goat. A GOAT...duh!!

Picture 1

Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Divya Singh

Picture 2

Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Divya Singh
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