Personal Notes on Hiking, Health &Fitness Activities and Personal Finance
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve - The Trip
As planned, we went for jungle trekking at Ayer hitam Forest Reserve yesterday. There were ten of us including John. Missing was Azinda, who really wanted to join but was sick on that day! Perhaps next time!
We met at Giant Bandar Puteri at around 7.45am. When I reached there, the early birds were already chirping away and having their worms! We had to wait for others but not long as the last car came in soon after that. We drove in convoy to Taman Wawasan,a 7 minutes drive away.
We started trekking at 7.50am and reached the first checkpoint 30 minutes later. There were 10 of us and I guessed they were very fit, when we reached the first checkpoint, they were not there, very much ahead of us! By the time we reached the 2nd checkpoint, we had trekked for more than 1.5hours.
At the second checkpoint, we had to decide whether to go to the pool that was 45 minutes away or to complete the round trip back to the starting point. We decided to go to the pool. And it was all worth it. For the first timers, they realised there was still such a place in KL area.
We stopped here to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding area. It's beautiful and made the trip well worth it. I always enjoy feeding the fish here and it was therapeutic looking at the fish feeding on my sandwich bread.
Darah manis! dancing queen's bite!
Someone testing his waterproof camera!
We left the pool area 40 minutes later feeling satisfied. I believe if we skipped the pool, some of them may not return to this area for jungle trekking anymore as there was really nothing to look forward to!
We completed the trip within 4 hours. After resting a while under a shade, we left separately feeling satisfied. As for me, I'll definitely come back to this area for my hiking activity as it's so close to home.