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MicroAdventure #15: Hitchhiking trip to Uludağ!
Posted April 18th, 2012 - 12:28 am by from Kadikoy, Turkey (Permalink)
It had been 5 months since the first MicroAdventure!



We had hitchiked and climbed to Uludag at our first trip, and now we are going to do the same, from a different route to discover a different part of the mountain...

This is a call for all the lovers of mother nature!

“This is a gathering of Lovers.
In this gathering
there is no high, no low,
no smart, no ignorant,
no special assembly,
no grand discourse,
no proper schooling required.
There is no master,
no disciple.
This gathering is more like a drunken party,
full of tricksters, fools,
mad men and mad women.
This is a gathering of Lovers.

Plan is really simple, as it had always been since the beginning:
-We will leave Istanbul Saturday morning, will get to Uludag and set up the base camp, make a giant fire, play music, share bottles of wine, dance around the campfire, share stories, will hike to the summit(2500m) next morning (and for sure some of us will take a dip in icy lakes on the way), and eventually we will be back in Istanbul Sunday evening.

Here are a couple of photos from the previous hitchhiking & climbing trip that I ve organized to Uludag:

On the way to Bursa, while crossing the Izmit Gulf.


On our way to the base camp, drinking tea in a wooden house with people who picked us up...


Resting... Greatest bed ever.


On the way to the top...


Views from summit!


The highest point in the mountain!



The horizon...

You can reach all the photos and the rest of the story from here.

Don't forget to sign up in the activity page, so we know who is coming...

All the best
With Love
-ümit

Posted April 18th, 2012 - 12:39 am by from Kadikoy, Turkey (Permalink)
Oups the previous activity link was mistaken!
Click the image to join us! :) :P