|Head Straight Only 10M|
After trekking for a few days, you look ahead to see if the unbending dirt path yields to a cozy looking guest house. Seeing nothing of the sort, it immediately becomes obvious that M used in this context means not meters, but minutes. Distance measures are always given in terms of time on the trail; the only time meters is used as the metric is when calculating elevation gain or descent. And as with any time-based distance measure, YMMV, namely depending on your speed! Our speed was manifestly less than that of the guides and friends who advised us on travel times. But slow or slower, we finally completed the Annapurna Circuit just yesterday, and live to tell the glorious tale! After 16 days of quadracep-lovin’, sleeping bag-huddlin’, dal bhat-snarfin’, we’re here in pok pok pok pok Pok-hara!