Day 2 was 30th of December, and hiking the mountain was an obvious choice(Duh.. I wanted to sleep at the time, but internally voted against it). Led by Bubu, along with Harshit, Shantanu, Abhishek and Prabal I went on my first mountain hike ever. Last of 2018 turned out to be the first of a lot of things. ???? 45 minutes uphill hike, some patches were higher than my height and I had crawled my way up with folks pushing and pulling me at the same time, holding a stick and receiving breathing instructions from the veterans of the Jungle mountains. At the end of the hike were exhilaration and a huge burst of emotion towards achieving a simple yet effortful feat. The spot was apparently a Sunset one, and we were right on time to catch glimpses of this magic unfolding before us. It was worth the gasps and bewilderment.
After this downhill was easier.
We had Bubu-made special bhaang-patta ki chutney with dinner. Ask for it if you ever visit Jeolikote.