Wanderer Weekly #36 – Sheshnag to Dalai Lama’s Doorstep

It’s week 36 of the intrepid journey of the wandering hippie, “Stevie Wander” exactly fifty years ago. This week we find him in the Himalayan Mountains at Sheshnag Lake. Stevie breaks camp and heads down the mountain range. The grueling trek has taxed his body to the limit. With a swollen ankle, aches and pains everywhere, he heads down the mountain with his hiker friend. One slip could send them tumbling down a thousand feet below amongst the rocks and river. They make it back safely to their regular campsite in Pehalgam. But now it’s time to pack up and head back on the road to Jammu City. The goal is to make it to Dharamshala where the Tibetan government is in exile. Stevie hopes to see the Dalai Lama. Come hear more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure in India, while on the Hippie Trail.

Co-author Steve Reifman celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ultimate hippy trail journey. His adventure, the inspiration for the book Wanderer co-written with F.T. Burke, took him across four continents through 26 countries in 1970-1971. Now, on the Golden Anniversary of his adventure, Steve Reifman – or “Stevie Wander,” as he likes to be called – tells the true tales behind the story.

Join Stevie on a weekly adventure, kicked off on September 30th, 2020. Click on this Playlist link to get introduced and catch up with all the adventurous clips in this Weekly Wanderer series.