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Saifee expedition, October 1999

These structures look very fragile from a distance, ready to collapse at the slightest excuse

Before we left from Cheerbasa, Rana bhai had told us about the "falling rocks regions" on the way. These are the patches on the trail beside loose rocks perched precariously on the mountains. One can see pebbles falling on these parts of the trails all the time. We were advised to rush through these patches as fast as we could. Fortunately I couldn't muster the courage to stand in the middle of one of the falling rocks region to click a photograph. But I did manage to turn back after I had passed one of these regions, start breathing again, and click a photograph. These sand structures look very fragile from a distance, leading one to believe that they would come crashing down at the slightest excuse. I don't have conclusive evidence that they are NOT fragile but they didn't fall while we were there.

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