By the Grace of God we successfully completed the first ever long trip organized by IJC. The total travel is more than 200 kilometers covering mountainous area of an altitude of 8000 feet. We cross 30km of snow covered road (Murree to Nathiagali and after Nathiagali) with had severe snow fall and steep snow covered road (lot of stucked vehicles). Thank god that all vehicles remain safe.
This was the event which we planed 2 months ago and important thing is we done it completely (coming through Abbotabad – Nathiagali-Abbotabad road is steep and slightly dangerous in snow). Another important thing is joining MJC (Four 4x4 vehicles) and moving as one group.
We started on 17 Saturday 7:00pm from Rawalpndi with 8 vehicles and 20 persons. We used new express way to reach Murree on 9:00pm. There we arranged a BBQ, which was participated by all friends and latter joined by desertdevel/Asad & friends and maledude/Hassan.
Shabab arranged this location along with accommodation for 15 persons, all vehicles pared at this location. Tlcfj40/Salman also arranged another location where remaining person stayed. The place for BBQ covered (tin roof) so during snow/rain we continued, we all enjoyed the environment. After BBQ We had chit chat and later separated in two groups for their rest/sleeping/chit caht.
In the morning we had Break fast at a restaurant on the Mall road. During the breakfast Snow fall started and within minutes it covered every thing. The Muzafferabad Jeep Club (MJC) friends also joined us at the restaurant and after the breakfast IJC and MJC depart for Nathiagali. We stopped in the way and had photo session and had fun and few snow tracks by some of the friends including Salman/.tlcfj40. We had Lunch at Nathiagali 3:00pm and in the last we decide to used Nathiagali-Abbottabad route for Islamabad and MJC friends also used same route (thank god coz Murree-pindi road was latter blocked).
We reached Rawalpindi/Islamabad safe and sound, around 10:30pm.