The book is: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society.
The White Tiger recalls The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, and narrative genius, with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.
The hike is Ouzel Falls (this is in the national park, so if you have a pass, please bring it!)
Round-Trip Length:5.4 miles - 1.8 miles one-way to Calypso Cascades : 2.7 miles one-way to Ouzel Falls
Start-End Elevation: 8,500' - 9,366' (9,366' max elevation)
Elevation Change: +866' net elevation gain (+902' total roundtrip elevation gain)
Skill Level: Easy-Moderate
Dogs Allowed: No
Ouzel Falls drop 40' through a narrow chute and flow under a long bridge spanning Ouzel Creek. Ouzel Creek continues a short distance to a dramatic convergence with North St Vrain Creek, the Wild Basin Area's primary drainage. While the falls are subjectively impressive, the lively riparian corridor through which you'll travel is compelling. Visitors will enjoy moderate grades and miles of stream access for angling and exploration.
Crowds build quickly, so an early arrival is recommended:
The trail rises gently beside North St Vrain Creek to spurs for Lower and Upper Copeland Falls (.35 and .45 miles). Mild travel continues to the backcountry campsite access trail (1.35 miles : 8,860'), crosses the creek and climbs .45 miles to Calypso Cascades (1.8 miles : 9,108').
Calypso Cascades - powered by Cony Creek - fan out across a steep granite cliff. It flows under two long bridges above the confluence with North St Vrain Creek. The trail winds past Calypso Cascades up a north-facing valley wall, passing for a short time through an area stricken by the 1978 Ouzel Fire (2.0 miles : 9,100').
Grasses and wildflowers brighten these once charred hillsides, while young aspen and pine emerge in replenished soils. Downed trees open the forest to sweeping views of Mt Meeker, Longs Peak and the northern Wild Basin Area. A moderate climb through lodgepole, spruce, and fir leads to Ouzel Falls (2.7 miles : 9,366') and a lengthy bridge across its turbulent base.