Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bukit Kiara and Waterfall

Trail run at Bukit Kiara on Sunday, 17 June 2018 ... Led by Kelly Hoh, the trail run was delayed to start at 7:40 a.m. due to continuous rain, and ended the outing at 12:25 p.m. with a total time of 4 hr 45 min. We were in the drizzle for two hours. 

Being a long-distance trail runner, Kelly Hoh led the team traversing to those tough trails: Tokong Trail, Iron Window Trail, Pencala link, Hilltop trail, Kampung house in Segambut dalam (which is now flatten for construction), Container Trail, Jamban Trail, Prison Trail, and then to waterfall. Thanks to Kelly Hoh for leading the pack; we truly enjoyed the run.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of David Ong (during wet condition using a Sony Cybershot waterproof camera).

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly, KC Leong. 

 At Hilltop trail area (overlooking the entire construction site)
Kampung house in Segambut dalam is now a construction site ... Elsie, Kelly Hoh, Stephanie, Phoebe
 (left) PK Chan, David Ong, Stephanie, LeeWY, Elsie Liew, ChongYF, Phoebe, Kelly Hoh, Alvin, Vince Khor; not in the photo: KC
 At the smaller waterfall of Bukit Kiara
 Enjoying ourselves at the bigger waterfall of Kiara Hill
Credit to Kelly Hoh for leading the pack traversing the many trails of Bukit Kiara

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Setia Alam Community Forest Trail Run

With Jack Oh as Team Lead, we did a trail run at Setia Alam Community Forest (SACF of Shah Alam) on Friday 15 June 2018 – first day of Hari Raya holiday. 

Started at Entrance A at 7:15 a.m., the group went through the following trails: MOU trail, The Wall, Sapu Tangan trail, Station C, Station B, Station B1, Sapu Tangan Peak (with a huge wooden tower), Station A, Taman Bukit Bayu, Lake, connect back to Station B; and returned via the Sapu Tangan trail for a total duration of 4 hours.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly, KC Leong.

 Group photo at Entrance A of SACF of Shah Alam ... (back, left): Jack Oh, Wendy Chiam, Bee, Ivy Wong, Phoebe, Stephanie, George Siew, Joyce Teo;
(front): LeeWY, Rebecca Wong, Dphany, Miki Cheah, Lana, Christy, Voon Lee, ChongYF, PK Chan.

The trails were nice to run with uphill and downhill that balanced with long stretch of flat terrain. Overall it was a good trail run. 

The group then went for a delicious lunch at the famous bak kut teh in Klang. We then adjourned for coffee drinks but the shop was not opened on a holiday; we have rojak and ais kacang drinks instead.
 Vertical levitation pose at The Wall
 A few of such resting areas at Sapu Tangan trail
 Can have a mini lectures here in the jungle
 The huge wooden tower is in a deplorable condition that visitors are not allowed to climb up the structure
 At the far end of the lake
 At the end closer to Station B
hmmm ... the Klang bak kut teh is excellent !!

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Gunung Nuang via Janda Baik

From the daily rain until 1 Jun 2018 where we were forced to cancel our Pine Tree Trail hike at Fraser's Hill due to landslide, the weather suddenly changed to dry period, and it has not been raining for one week. So a week before the coming Hari Raya long holidays and a dry period seemed to be a good time to hike in this trail again.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly, KC Leong.

 The standard instruction before the start of any hike ... take group photo

I like it when the hike was according to plan: we hiked to the peak in 3 hours (the slowest arrived in 4 hours), relaxed at the waterfall, returned to trailhead 30 minutes ahead of schedule, and we have a good dinner this time in rewarding ourselves for a good hike amid good camaraderie.
The first obstacle course at the trailhead

The previous hike via Janda Baik was on 18 July 2015 during the Hari Raya long holidays – almost three years ago. I could still remember vividly that the group returned to trailhead carpark at 6pm. We drove excitedly to the Chinese restaurants in Kampung Bukit Tinggi, and we were surprised that all were packed to the brim. And we could not have a nice dinner.

Trail head GPS ... in Google Maps, type "Starting Point Gunung Nuang via Janda Baik" as search key.
 After the plantation area, the jungle trail has now turned into a wide gravel road (even a bulldozer can reach here)
  Bold act by MK Ganesan ... The favourite and adorable squirrel at Nuang peak
 Group photo at Nuang peak with the famous signature tree
 Having a dip in the cold water ... Karen, Hooi Miin, Lana, Freddy, Jack Oh
 A nice waterfall 
 Lana and Mandy ... Mandy is from India working in an IT company in Kuala Lumpur
Delicious and sumptuous early dinner in Kampung Bukit Tinggi

Do CLICK HERE to view photos in the previous hike on 18 July 2015.

Posted by KC Leong