Monday, July 13, 2009

Gunung Kutu (2)

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“How does Rambo Chan look like?” Fiona asked me while the group is having breakfast at a Chinese noodle stall opposite the Post Office of Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor. Since I have not met Rambo Chan, so I quipped, “He looks like Rambo without the bandana and without the ammunition.”

After a few weeks of planning, organizing and communicating with trekkers via emails, I was pleased to see that most of the team members arrived at Kuala Kubu Baru on time on Saturday, 11 July 2009 at 7:30 a.m.

When we arrived at the starting point, to my surprise, the number is much more than I expected – 52 members!! I believe the size of the team has something to do with Rambo Chan and Rocky Dan (Dr. Hamdan) who are the G.Kutu main Team Lead and co-Team Lead respectively.
The chimney -- the remains of someone's dream to build a home or resorts up in the highland.

This trail has all the adventure of a jungle trekking: crossing streams, climbing over obstacles of falling tree, crawling below fallen bamboo stems, and to climb up the big rocks at the peak of Gunung Kutu for a better panorama view.

Though it is humid at the lower plain, it is breezy and cool at the peak. I could hear a few trekkers commented that it is cold when still in wet T-shirts.

The stream of Gunung Kutu is one of the best that I have seen. The water is clear with sand covering the bed of the stream. This is ideal for a dip after a few hours of trekking. On the descent journey, playing water in the stream was really fun.

It was really a wonderful trekking trip trekking up Gunung Kutu. The origin of this name is puzzling as there were no kutu (fleas) in this trail other than leeches.

The grand finale of the G.Kutu trekking trip was going for the sumptuous dinner (in Ulu Yam) amid good company before we headed home via the scenic reservoir route.
The few big rocks at the peak of Gunung Kutu

Words of Thanks

For those who went for the Gunung Kutu trekking trip, I hope you have a wonderful and memorable time.

Special thanks to Rambo Chan and Rocky Dan for leading the pack to the peak. They have to lay the paper trail and clear the obstacles along the path. Not forgetting ChooTS who help to tag the red markers only to realised that the two rolls of tapes – bought by me – ran out of material only half way mark. Special thanks to the Transport Directors (drivers) or the Unit Heads for taking care of each unit. Of course, the trekking trip would not be fun and memorable if without YOU.

Dr Hamdan and Fiona are part of the Mount Everest Base Camp team (EBC; 4 October 2009) and yours truly is the Team Lead.

Written by KC

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