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    hrishi Chandanpurkar
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32! #hiked and #camped yesterday by #mtcharlston near #vegas . #mcwilliamscampground , at 8,600 ft elevation, was more than 30 degrees cooler than Vegas, and infinitely more pleasant. It was also fascinating to see striking change in vegetation- from #joshuatrees which I didn’t know can grow well until 6,500 ft, to #bristleconepines 
My resolution for this year, based on the recent increase in annoyed looks i have been getting: Start referring to uncles as bhaiyyas, and grandpas as uncles.
32! #hiked  and #camped  yesterday by #mtcharlston  near #vegas  . #mcwilliamscampground  , at 8,600 ft elevation, was more than 30 degrees cooler than Vegas, and infinitely more pleasant. It was also fascinating to see striking change in vegetation- from #joshuatrees  which I didn’t know can grow well until 6,500 ft, to #bristleconepines  My resolution for this year, based on the recent increase in annoyed looks i have been getting: Start referring to uncles as bhaiyyas, and grandpas as uncles.
#peacocks ! Thats one thing #indian that I don’t have to miss anymore! #immigrantswithfeathers 
Woke up to see a #peahen and her babies chilling by my front yard! ☺️
#lucky  #privileged . The chicks are lucky too for #hagalaz my neighborhood outdoor cat wasn’t around. 
Seriously, when I first visited this place, I was stunned to see a male #peacock crossing a main road, and all the traffic letting his highness pass! That did influence my decision to rent the place 🙂
#iphonography
#peacocks  ! Thats one thing #indian  that I don’t have to miss anymore! #immigrantswithfeathers  Woke up to see a #peahen  and her babies chilling by my front yard! ☺️ #lucky  #privileged  . The chicks are lucky too for #hagalaz  my neighborhood outdoor cat wasn’t around. Seriously, when I first visited this place, I was stunned to see a male #peacock  crossing a main road, and all the traffic letting his highness pass! That did influence my decision to rent the place 🙂 #iphonography 
From splashing it around endlessly to studying it professionally, #water has always been my element. But I was never comfortable #swimming - i would either try to swim #breaststroke as hard as I could and get tired within a lap, or struggle with breathing while attempting #freestyle. It was same three weeks ago when I decided to start swimming as a #crosstraining tool to stay fit while recovering from sprained ankle and #runnersknee . However, just going there everyday helped tremendously. My speed dropped to a #sustainable one, and I started to get into a rhythm. Daily laps increased to 2, 4, 8, and today I 🏊‍♂️ more than a kilometer!! #highonendorphins #personalmilestone #iphonography
From splashing it around endlessly to studying it professionally, #water  has always been my element. But I was never comfortable #swimming  - i would either try to swim #breaststroke  as hard as I could and get tired within a lap, or struggle with breathing while attempting #freestyle . It was same three weeks ago when I decided to start swimming as a #crosstraining  tool to stay fit while recovering from sprained ankle and #runnersknee  . However, just going there everyday helped tremendously. My speed dropped to a #sustainable  one, and I started to get into a rhythm. Daily laps increased to 2, 4, 8, and today I 🏊‍♂️ more than a kilometer!! #highonendorphins  #personalmilestone  #iphonography 
From last #summertime : #backpackers on our final leg (Day 4) of the #fourpassloop , heading down #buckskinpass overlooking #maroonbells #backpacking #hiking #panasoniclx100 . Saw some late blooms of #wildflowers #labordayweekend . 
Recently (well, 6 months ago) I switched from Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 to their CC versions, and converted my working desktop to a NAS. This (plus moving to a new city and new job) disrupted my workflow big time , and I still haven’t ‘settled’ in to the new one. Hope to get into the old routine of posting more regularly. And hopefully, better photos than iPhone snapshots.
From last #summertime  : #backpackers  on our final leg (Day 4) of the #fourpassloop  , heading down #buckskinpass  overlooking #maroonbells  #backpacking  #hiking  #panasoniclx100  . Saw some late blooms of #wildflowers  #labordayweekend  . Recently (well, 6 months ago) I switched from Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 to their CC versions, and converted my working desktop to a NAS. This (plus moving to a new city and new job) disrupted my workflow big time , and I still haven’t ‘settled’ in to the new one. Hope to get into the old routine of posting more regularly. And hopefully, better photos than iPhone snapshots.
#rain and #fire
Got to witness these two elements together at the #sierras west of #manzanar internment site. This photo was taken within the first couple of hours from the start of the Georges fire (afternoon of the 8th). The #wildfire won over rain it seems as this fire has now spread to more than 2500 acres, and has closed the access to #mtwhitney , #whitneyportal #campground has been evacuated. Likely cause - #lightening . 
#iphonography #wildfires #easternsierras #lonepine #independenceca #us395 #inyonationalforest #inyocounty
#rain  and #fire  Got to witness these two elements together at the #sierras  west of #manzanar  internment site. This photo was taken within the first couple of hours from the start of the Georges fire (afternoon of the 8th). The #wildfire  won over rain it seems as this fire has now spread to more than 2500 acres, and has closed the access to #mtwhitney  , #whitneyportal  #campground  has been evacuated. Likely cause - #lightening  . #iphonography  #wildfires  #easternsierras  #lonepine  #independenceca  #us395  #inyonationalforest  #inyocounty 
Today’s #sunset from my #campsite by #washoelake . All in all very #colorfulclouds in the shape of some male appendages 🤐😆
#gorgeous view of #laketahoe from #mountrose . I ❤️ #hiking this #mountain . As always, its #crazywindy above the #treeline #alpine #sierranevada
So glad to be back in the #sagebrush ocean. #easternsierras My #favoriteplace in the US (sorry Rockies 😉) #us395 ❤️ ⛺️ ⛰ 
#impromptutrip #iphonography
#eatoncanyonfalls 
With my ankle getting better, started with some #localhikes during the weekend :) #ontheroadtorecovery
Drove a #jeep for the first time (thanks to free rental upgrade) ! Its handling is simply awesome. 
Had fun #snorkeling #hanaumabay . The water wasn’t at its clearest best, but still great! 
Also, tried a bit of underwater photography/ videography. Coming soon!
Drove a #jeep  for the first time (thanks to free rental upgrade) ! Its handling is simply awesome. Had fun #snorkeling  #hanaumabay  . The water wasn’t at its clearest best, but still great! Also, tried a bit of underwater photography/ videography. Coming soon!
A draft of Roosevelt’s #adatethatwillliveininfamy speech!! On the bright side, I don’t feel too bad about my own paper drafts 😂
A draft of Roosevelt’s #adatethatwillliveininfamy  speech!! On the bright side, I don’t feel too bad about my own paper drafts 😂
Addressed my biggest regret from previous #oahu trip- visiting #pearlharbor !
Got to spend the entire afternoon taking in the events of December 7th, 1941- what caused them, how they unfolded, and how they shaped the #wwii that helped create today’s world. 
It was intriguing to see an #ifonly moment from history- the original plot of the radar that detected Japanese planes at 7:02am, full 45 minutes before the first attack. It was dismissed, confused with friendly planes that were also expected that day. If only.
“If anything came out of the incident was the value of equipment “ . That same #radar #science is giving us several valuable data on the changing #climate . If only.
Addressed my biggest regret from previous #oahu  trip- visiting #pearlharbor  ! Got to spend the entire afternoon taking in the events of December 7th, 1941- what caused them, how they unfolded, and how they shaped the #wwii  that helped create today’s world. It was intriguing to see an #ifonly  moment from history- the original plot of the radar that detected Japanese planes at 7:02am, full 45 minutes before the first attack. It was dismissed, confused with friendly planes that were also expected that day. If only. “If anything came out of the incident was the value of equipment “ . That same #radar  #science  is giving us several valuable data on the changing #climate  . If only.
Took time off from the ankle bandage today early morning to #hike up the #diamondhead #crater near #waikiki 🙂 🌋 🌴 
It was steep, short, crowded, and along with the basaltic geology and vegetation, it reminded me so much of #trekking in #sahyadri #nostalgia