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aRwEn
10-10-2006, 10:01 PM
anybody in2 jungle trekkin?

moderate level wun (abt 1 hr oni)..... hutan rimba bukit gasin juz off jln gasin has many trailz 2 offer.... fr 20 minz (cheat trail... hehe....).... 1 hr trail (short trail).... to 1 1/2 hr (long trail)....

got d entire workz.... true jungle trail... not tarred road wun.... secondary jungle.... uphill, downhill, ard d hill.... along n across d river....

anybody keen 2 join? usuali, we go wknd eveningz.... ;)

TiNKeRFY
10-10-2006, 11:42 PM
I'm kinda interested if the trail is not too tough, as this would be my first time going off road without my bike...

are you experienced? we won't get lost in there rite? :p

peterkkchong
12-10-2006, 11:44 AM
I'm kinda interested if the trail is not too tough, as this would be my first time going off road without my bike...

are you experienced? we won't get lost in there rite? :p

Bukit Gasing can get lost meh? I always have impression that Bkt Gasing is surrounded by developments? So which ever corners of foot hill you end up with very likely you ended up in people house. :)

Arwen
I would like to go too with family if you are arranging from week 42 onwards :cool:

alexhay
13-10-2006, 11:26 AM
arwen..when u going let me know...:) i might be interested to join if the timing is right

aRwEn
13-10-2006, 04:55 PM
hehehe... actuali, it iznt reali possible 2 git lost in there.... but it juz takez longer 2 come out of d jungle if u take a wrong turnin.... there r lotsa trailz.... if u accidentali take a different trail, u may end up juz comin out at a different place.... or ur trek mayb longer or shorter tn anticipated.... ;)

most likely we wil b takin d moderate trail. itz abt an hr long.... or 45 minz if u all r veri fast....

diz wknd i balik kampung so wil oni b startin nx wk.... mayb on sun 22 oct evenin.... how bout dat? ;)

u wil nid gud trekkin shoez, insect repellent, n a bottle of water (500ml)... dun wori, got no leechez wun....

btw, even tho itz hazy outside, d canopy of treez coverz d entire trail so d air there sumhow seemz slightly fresher.... :)

alexhay
13-10-2006, 05:14 PM
aiya..sunday evening normally i got football...hmm..let see if that day got game or not larr.... i will bring my camelbak... leeches..i am not scared at all larrr

aRwEn
13-10-2006, 06:16 PM
aiya..sunday evening normally i got football...hmm..let see if that day got game or not larr.... i will bring my camelbak... leeches..i am not scared at all larrr

errr..... there r NO leechez there lehhh.... hehehe.... :D

alexhay
13-10-2006, 06:25 PM
yeah lar...if i let u see my leg arr..its full off leeches bite larr...:)

aRwEn
13-10-2006, 06:36 PM
yeah lar...if i let u see my leg arr..its full off leeches bite larr...:)


eeekkk!!! :eek:

ur blood must b deliciouz la....

so far, i havent kena actual bitez but nearly...

once at bkt tabur (klang gatez dam) whilst trekkin bk thru d plantatn.... he wuz abt 2 bite d bk of my calf but wuz spotted in time.... n kena sprayed....

once at maxwell hill whilst trekkin on mossy tar road.... in a deserted area.... he wuz abt 2 bite my foot but again wuz spotted in time.... n kena sprayed again....

n tn at d jungle whilst trekkin at mulu cavez (gunung api usin d pinnaclez trail), sarawak.... i wuz wearin leech sockz sum more but he cud stil jump thigh high..... twice sum more.... so fierce la.... :eek: but fortunately, again, i juz picit d moziguard.... n d fella fell off.... both timez.... kekekekeke.... :D

phew!! thank gudnez!! :o

alexhay
13-10-2006, 06:47 PM
leech is a he ?? how u know is a he ?? u check it ar...hahaha....maybe my blood is too delicious lorr...luckily my friend light a ciggie and burn it....

at times i do pull it out by myself...(there is a way to do it)

leeches can fly..seen it before

lady-o-leisure
13-10-2006, 08:20 PM
Bkt gasing's trail is not bad at all for a 1st timer. I went in a group of 4 early one Sunday morning... we basically did a very fast walk/jog all the way. No slow leisurely walk ah... Came out of there drenched in perspiration. I don't think I've sweat so much in any outing b4.
On a 2nd trip there.. my friend saw a snake.. freaked him out so much, he hasnt been back there again.

aRwEn
13-10-2006, 11:43 PM
leech is a he ?? how u know is a he ?? u check it ar...hahaha....maybe my blood is too delicious lorr...luckily my friend light a ciggie and burn it....

at times i do pull it out by myself...(there is a way to do it)

leeches can fly..seen it before


hahaha.... juz a figure o speech la.... i thot all leechez r asexual, ie neither male nor female ?? :confused:

sure onot? i thot datz jumpin worrr..... where got wingz 2 fly wun?? :confused:

anywiz, there r none at gasing hill la.... ;)

aRwEn
13-10-2006, 11:54 PM
Bkt gasing's trail is not bad at all for a 1st timer. I went in a group of 4 early one Sunday morning... we basically did a very fast walk/jog all the way. No slow leisurely walk ah... Came out of there drenched in perspiration. I don't think I've sweat so much in any outing b4.
On a 2nd trip there.. my friend saw a snake.. freaked him out so much, he hasnt been back there again.

actually a lotta hash harrierz like 2 go there cuz they hav so many trailz of variouz difficulty....

there'z even a 'cheat' trail whc oni takez 20 minz whc iz totally flat grd.... hahaha.... but of corz u wudnt get much of a workout there la....

d moderate trail wh u walk along d river... yeap, on d rockz n sand islandz cuz d water iz so shallow.... n tn in2 d jungle.... iz quite nice... dat takez 1 hr....

d othr trail dat goez uphill n downhill iz a wee bit more challengin but stil nice oso takez 1 hr....

d longer trail goez partly along d river n tn uphill n downhill..... n takez 1 1/2 hrz.... even more challengin....

there r oso other trailz dat go 2 d watchtower, suspension bridge, n ol hsez.... a lotta d trailz connect 2 one anothr wun....

there'z diz old couple in their 70z who often go trekkin there.... they r retired n r there almost every day.... they even clear new pathz, or even tidy up d existin path.... talk abt civic mindednez!! :)

hmm.... heard abt snake sightinz but my frenz go every wk n so far, hav been veri fortunate, havent encountered any.... but they did notice sulphur along d pathz, put by dat elderly couple 2 deter such creaturez.... ;)

lady-o-leisure
15-10-2006, 02:10 PM
My fiance went on the suspended bridge, not me.
My friend would be happy to know there hasnt been any snake sightings recently. :) Will let him know soon.

aRwEn
15-10-2006, 11:11 PM
i may balik kampung again (actuali my bf'z kampung... hehe) nx wknd since itz long holz.... so mayb postponin d jungle trekkin til after d deeparaya holz... ;)

idolfan
16-10-2006, 04:20 PM
Might go for nature walk this coming holidays.... thxs for info.. found a couple of informative sites online..

http://members.fortunecity.com/tkkhong/gasing/tracks.htm

http://www.naturetracker.com/BukitGasingIII.html

What about nearby campsites for families ? any suggestions and contacts ?

Amanda85
17-10-2006, 08:20 PM
i usually go jungle trekking on saturday morning @ bukit gasing together wit my dog...

anyway, would luv 2 find sum new trail that allowed dogs...been @ bkt gasing for more than 2 yrs edi

aRwEn
18-10-2006, 12:06 AM
Might go for nature walk this coming holidays.... thxs for info.. found a couple of informative sites online..

http://members.fortunecity.com/tkkhong/gasing/tracks.htm

http://www.naturetracker.com/BukitGasingIII.html

What about nearby campsites for families ? any suggestions and contacts ?

thanks for postin d linkz.... datz veri useful..... :)

do u mean hardcore campsitez (4 familiez wit older teenagerz) or d mild onez (4 familiez wit young children/toddlerz n wit 'facilitiez')?

aRwEn
18-10-2006, 12:11 AM
i usually go jungle trekking on saturday morning @ bukit gasing together wit my dog...

anyway, would luv 2 find sum new trail that allowed dogs...been @ bkt gasing for more than 2 yrs edi


kewl! :) btw, wat kinda dog do u hav? i thk i saw a lady wit a dog at gasing b4.... ;)

doez bukit kiara (nt d playgrd area but d tarmac road whc leadz offroad 2 sum jungle trailz) allow dogz?

oso heard of some jungle trailz in mutiara damansara but im not sure if they allow dogz....

frim... i dun thk they allow so may git stopped at d guardhse....

alexhay
18-10-2006, 08:31 AM
if u guys want to try kiara trail, i can take u go..i know the trails there...:) as for dogs i have not seen...

i seen dogs on the tarmac before but not in the trail....but curi curi maybe can....make sure you hold on to your dog ok.... dont let your dog to be lunch to other animal..

i seen it before at kiara...:)

idolfan
18-10-2006, 01:18 PM
do u mean hardcore campsitez (4 familiez wit older teenagerz) or d mild onez (4 familiez wit young children/toddlerz n wit 'facilitiez')?

Suitable for children 9-12 yrs old.. I guess facilities nearby would also be good. Are there any campsites where you can just bring your personal belongings and maybe sleeping bags.. and rent evrything else like tents and cooking utensils...possibly near waterfalls. Thxs :)

aRwEn
19-10-2006, 04:36 PM
actually there'z diz place i went 2 last time in lata kijang.... in negeri sembilan... not d perak wun.... took a 4wd in.... tn they provide sleepin matz.... everywun stayz at a long hse.... (actuali, itz kinda like a an attap roof structure... a raised wooden sleepin platform. 2 sidez r open, n 2 sidez closed wit attap.... so there iz plenty of ventilatn!! u can bring ur own sleepin bagz if u dun thk d sleepin matz r sufficient or errrm.... or sum ppl dun like 2 rent cuz of hygiene reasonz....

d food iz provided n toilet facilitiez, an outhse wit pumped water fr d river... pumped water oso got fr d stream 4 washin.... however, bathin facilitiez r downriver, where there iz a small waterfall n rock pool....

veri suitable 4 those who wanna rough it out.... ;)

alexhay
02-11-2006, 04:59 PM
I will be organizing a camping trip on 30/12 - 1/1 at Sg Dua, Karak, Pahang.

It will be a self supported Trip. my group will be cycling into the campsite which is about 13km in. and if you guys wanted to walk then have to walk in...will do a reccee and see if a normal car can drive in..

will post more info soon

aRwEn
14-11-2006, 11:53 AM
kewl..... do post up d detailz soon. i can invite sum frenz....

2 wkndz ago, went 2 gunung irau, cameronz.... d trip wuz organized by frenz fr an outdoor club called outdoor Xplorers.

picz r posted here (http://www.lensamalaysia.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2935).

hope u enjoy viewin! btw, itz 4 pgz long so dun forgit 2 click on d subsequent pgz in order 2 view all d picz. :)

AndrewWong
21-11-2006, 12:19 AM
eeekkk!!! :eek:

ur blood must b deliciouz la....

so far, i havent kena actual bitez but nearly...

once at bkt tabur (klang gatez dam) whilst trekkin bk thru d plantatn.... he wuz abt 2 bite d bk of my calf but wuz spotted in time.... n kena sprayed....

once at maxwell hill whilst trekkin on mossy tar road.... in a deserted area.... he wuz abt 2 bite my foot but again wuz spotted in time.... n kena sprayed again....

n tn at d jungle whilst trekkin at mulu cavez (gunung api usin d pinnaclez trail), sarawak.... i wuz wearin leech sockz sum more but he cud stil jump thigh high..... twice sum more.... so fierce la.... :eek: but fortunately, again, i juz picit d moziguard.... n d fella fell off.... both timez.... kekekekeke.... :D

phew!! thank gudnez!! :o


Eh .. the mulu trek to the pinnacles is it hard? heard that it is quite challenging but dunno it is true or not...I am going there for 5 days end of December to celebrate my new year there ...ekekekek ...

aRwEn
21-11-2006, 03:03 PM
Eh .. the mulu trek to the pinnacles is it hard? heard that it is quite challenging but dunno it is true or not...I am going there for 5 days end of December to celebrate my new year there ...ekekekek ...


errm... d pinnaclez trail iz actuali gunung api.... fr d summit of gunung api, u can view d pinnaclez across a vast drop.... d pinnaclez r actuali 90 degreez n 3-5 storeyz high, so i dun thk anybody has attempted 2 scale them b4... it iz a veri spectacular view lorrr n worth d trek.... ;)

hmm.... whether it iz tough dependz on d fitness level n trainin lorrr....

if u r doin diz trail, tn mayb u wanna train at bukit tabur/klang gatez (cuz gunung api iz rocky n requirez some climbin).... 2 get accustomed 2 climbin up n down rocky terrain....

if u wanna increase stamina n endurance, try FRIM (not d tarmac road but d actual jungle trail), hutan rimba bukit gasing (d hardest uphill trail), batu cavez, etc....

for me, i wud consider gunung api tougher tn mt kk since mt kk iz basically climbin stepz cept 4 d last bit, so it iz easier (so trainin at batu cavez iz gud 4 mt kk), but gunung api iz rocky so a lotta climbin iz required (hence trainin at bukit tabur/klang gatez iz better)....

4 gunung api, i wud say climbin uphill iz okie, climbin downhill iz harder cuz it iz rocky, n worse stil if it iz rainin, it wil b slippery...

fr mulu park hq, u need 2 trek on level grd thru jungle for 8 km to camp 5. we took abt 2 hrz.... time variez dependin on how fast u walk lorrr.

fr camp 5, u wil commence d trek/climb uphill.... it iz 1,200 m high. takez 3-4 hrz up, 4-5 hrz down dependin on how fast u trek/climb lorrr.

u can view my mulu cavez picz here. (http://www.lensamalaysia.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147&highlight=mulu+caves)

hav fun! :)

alexhay
21-11-2006, 04:25 PM
I will be organizing a camping trip on 30/12 - 1/1 at Sg Dua, Karak, Pahang.

It will be a self supported Trip. my group will be cycling into the campsite which is about 13km in. and if you guys wanted to walk then have to walk in...will do a reccee and see if a normal car can drive in..

will post more info soon

my friends check out that place already..a lot of fallen trees already and its not nice... will try out Ulu Slim at Tg Malim. i will be doing a recee early december..

will keep posted

AndrewWong
22-11-2006, 01:31 PM
Hi arwen,

Thanks a lot for the information... I guess i will need to do a lot of training already to get myself prepared for the nice trip ....

aRwEn
22-11-2006, 02:30 PM
Hi arwen,

Thanks a lot for the information... I guess i will need to do a lot of training already to get myself prepared for the nice trip ....


kewl... hav a gud trip andrew... ;)