Tiger Balm Tales

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit is possible for all ages. This is the story and resources for how my 73 year old father and I hiked the Annapurna circuit successfully.

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A Mouse in My House

Posted by on February 2, 2010

Tiger Balm Tales vol. 11 Day 10 – A Mouse in My House After 10 days of decreasing temperatures and increasing wind, my body is rebelling. My lips have become as dry as the Gobi Desert, my nasal passages feel like hard booger craters have invaded them, and my hands are so dry they look […]

Beware of Falling Rocks

Posted by on February 8, 2010

Tiger Balm Tales vol. 12 Beware of Falling Rocks All I heard was Bishnu yell “Runnnnn!” My heart raced and I felt as if I were moving in s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n. I sort of knew why I was running, but the gravity of the situation was fuzzy to me; it felt as if my mind were […]

Going Up…AGAIN

Posted by on March 16, 2010

Tiger Balm Tales Vol 18 Going Up…AGAIN We had been on the trail now for 18 days. We no longer had that rookie look in our eyes. We were no longer surprised by cold showers, the same menu, and donkeys squeezing by us on the trail. We were old-timers. We had 4 days on the trail […]

Coming Down to Reality

Posted by on March 23, 2010

Tiger Balm Tales vol. 19 Coming Down to Reality Down Dooby Doo Down Down, Comma commaDown Dooby Doo Down Down, Comma commaDown Dooby Doo Down DownLeaving Annapurna is Haaarrrrdddd…. tooooooooo…. dooooo… I couldn’t get this tune out of my head.  Probably because… There was nowhere to go now but down. Our downward path first led […]