Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
|There were smokes coming out from the caldera.|
|This is the mountain opposite of Mount Merapi and it's called Mount Singgalang. It's not a volcanic mountain and we don't have the intention to come back for this mountain. This mountain is very common in Malaysia.|
|A close look at the caldera!|
|The trail from the last checkpoint to the peak was full of these volcanic stones and the surface can be very loose. We were very careful and took it slow at the same time.|
|More picture of the caldera.|
|On the way back, we saw the trail that we took to reach the peak clearly. It could be dangerous if we were not careful and at some slopes, not only the surface was loose but also steep. It's really not for someone with aerophobia.|
|Bukittinggi is about 900 m above sea level. It's not as cold as Cameron Highlands. Avocado trees were very common and we saw a lot of them at their backyard. It was also my favourite drink! I had avocado juice at all meals except the last dinner.|
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
This trip was just an excuse for me and some friends to have a retreat at Janda Baik. We were here when we climbed Gunung Nuang a few months ago. We saw the waterfall, unfortunately we were so tired to enjoy it and we made a promise to come back. It was also an activity for us to know each other better as majority of us will be climbing Gunung Merapi, Padang in July,
|Tagging along in this trip was our resident 'Herpetologist' or I called him 'ularologist'. It was his lucky day as we came across this rare baby reptile!|
|Apparently, there are more than 5 waterfalls in Janda Baik area. Perhaps, I'll come here again and again in the search for the other waterfalls! In the meantime, I am ready for Gunung Merapi and I will start packing this week!|
Sunday, May 22, 2011
|When we reached this area, again, we thought that the summit was just around the corner. And this time, we were right, the summit was just about 5 minutes away.|
|At the peak I saw this trail, it seemed heading to another mountain that I had no idea what it was! And I wasn't ready to explore either as we had other plans at the campsite!|
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
How to Get There?
It's located in Cameron Highlands, inside the compound of Jabatan Hutan Cameron Highlands. To those who are familiar with Cameron Highlands, the exit from the main road is at Smokehouse Guest House. Upon taking the exit, you will pass Telekom Malaysia building until you reach a small round about. Take a 3 o'clock turn and drive down until you see Jabatan Hutan at the corner. Upon entering, you will pass through a security booth. Drive further inside by taking the first left turn until you reach a dead road where you can park your car.
The place can be quite popular during weekend, therefore it's advisable to call them first to check whether there's any spot left at the campsite. I was busy at the office and forgot completely to call them before going there. Yet, I was lucky as there were not many campers at that time.
|One of the many gazebos located at the campsite. The water from the stream may not be as cold as those from the tap. However, it's still freezing cold. Nevertheless, I took a dip in the water in the morning before leaving for KL.|
|The campsite was lighted at night so it's okay if you don't bring your torchlight. And you can bring along your handphone charger too as the power sockets are available at some gazebos and in the surau.|
|It can be chilly at night especailly when it rains. Don't forget to bring along your sleeping bag. Blanket may not be thick enough!|
|This is the bridge that links the campsite and the amenities area.|
We were here as we planned to climb Gunung Berembun. The trails were located right at the back of the campsite and it's labeled as Jungle walk No. 6.
I will talk about Gunung Berembun in my next entry!
Monday, April 25, 2011
|This is a 'must' place for photo opportunity as there is cliff at the background. It was foggy as it was still early in the morning and we didn't get to take that many good picture as the cliff was covered by fog.|
|Typical wild orchids that can be seen on other mountains like Gunung Besar Hantu!|
|Crawly creature that we saw just on the way out of the jungle!|