Lead by Grace Tabitha, this time, we start the trail running from Greenhill Apartment, Selayang/Kepong on Monday, 26 December 2011 (which is a national holiday) at 9:00 a.m.
We went via Dream Trail; connect to Rover Track then enter to Syabas Trail; visit the mini pool and proceed to Pacat Trail and emerge at Mountain Bike Trail. We then went to Taman Botani Kepong; detour for noodle soup; re-enter into FRIM and return via Dream Trail again - a memorable journey that takes 5 hours.
The weather was fine; it was breezy and cooling before 10a.m., and the air was fresh. At Dream Trail (connecting to Rover Track), it was fairly dark with lots of leaves covering the ray of light above.
Special thanks to Grace who is knowledgable about the various trails in FRIM which we are not familiar with. After going to FRIM for so many times, this is the first time that we could explore more territories..
Please click here to view photos taken by yours truly (KC).
Starting at the Greenhill Apartment, Selayang ... KC Leong, Lady Su, Jeff Ooi and Grace Tabitha.
Running towards Dream Trail
The trails that we covered:
1. Taman Didara Trail
2. Dream Trail
3. Rover Track
4. Syabas Trail
5. Pacat Trail
6. Mountain Bike Track
7. Sentang Trail
8. Taman Botani Kepong
9. FRIM and return via oppisite end of Dream Trail.
Lady Su, Grace Tabitha, Jeff Ooi
The Dream Trail connects to Rover Track
Take a photo with sign turning into Pacat Trail. The Pacat Trail will connect to Mountain Bike Trail later.
At the mini reservoir or pool at the far end of Syabas Trail
Water cascading down the stream
We emerge from Pacat Trail and connect to the Mountain Bike Trail
At the lakeside of Taman Botani Kepong
Scenic place for relaxation
Almost 12 noon, adjourn to Taman Ehsan for a bowl of noodle soup (after 3 hours of trail running) ... our creative artists at work
Re-entering FRIM to return to Greenhill Apartment; stop at a pond (inside FRIM) to see the huge fish
Grace leads us to take a look at the Kapur Trees with its unique feature that is documented in National Geographic. Notice that the leaves of the trees do not touch one aonther's. Do view photo album above for a few other shots.
Extracted from FRIM website: Of particular interest is the "puzzle-like" pattern of the individual tree crowns separated by gaps and outlined against the sky. This phenomenon is called "Crown Shyness". The reason for its name is because the leaf tips of the Dryobalanops Aromatica appear to be shy towards their own kind, hence forming the gap.
This tree is also known as kapur tree and has a nice-smelling exudate known as camphor, one of the main component of making ointment. The ointment is used for stomach massages after child delivery.
Do click here to visit blogsite by Grace Tabitha on FRIM and Taman Botani Kepong.
Do click here for other trail running on FRIM Kepong (this posting is repeated; scroll down the pages).
Posted by KC Leong