Sunday, September 11, 2016

Kemensah Trail Recce

Only three of us (Jimmy, Alan and KC) went for a recce trekking trip into the Kemensah - Congkak trail on Saturday, 10 Sept 2016. Most of the time, the trail was overgrown with bushes and thorny weeds; after the stream crossing, the trail was not visible in the rainforest. Jimmy has to rely on his Orion GPS unit and the topographic map to determine the actual location and the destination. At one area, we were trekking along a ridge but headed towards a dense bamboo bushes which we could not cut a trail ahead. 

In adhering to the cut-off time, we decided to abort the mission and return to the trail head. We shall re-strategize, get more choppers and try again later. 

On the way out, we detoured to Kubang Gajah waterfall (or Sofea Jane waterfall) for taking a breather. We also met a group of ATV (all terrains vehicle) enthusiasts who were going into the waterfall.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).
The trail where we are heading is near to Jimmy. Direction to Kubang Gajah waterfall is on the right of the signboard.
A waterfall next to the trail 
 Trail? there is no trail. We have to use parang to cut out a trail to move ahead
 Most of the time, the trails are encroached with overgrown bushes and thorny weeds
 Taking a breather at Kubang Gajah waterfall ... KC Leong, Jimmy and Alan
 Kubang Gajah waterfall (aka Sofea Jane waterfall)
On the way out, we met a group of ATV enthusiasts having fun in the outing 

Getting There:

Park your car by the roadside in front of Institut Budaya Baru Malaysia. 
Google Maps: Pertubuhan Pendidikan Anak Yatim Selangor.

The trailhead is 100 meters before the Institut Budaya Baru Malaysia.

Trailhead GPS coordinates: 
3°12'57.8"N 101°47'21.6"E
3.216068, 101.789337

Before you decided to visit the Kemensah trail or the waterfalls, do give Encik Shidee a call in ensuring your car and your safety (handphone: 012- 644 1226 or 019-611 7002). 

Posted by KC Leong

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