Saturday, 30 September 2006

Gunung Stong 1,433m

Date: 30 Sep 06 - 01 Oct 06
Location: Gunung Stong, Kelantan
From: Mount Stong State Park, Dabong, Kelantan
Altitude: 1,433m ASL
Difficulty: 4.8/10 (
Hike duration: Day trip to Strong [2D/1n a Baha's camp]
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Filter: Hoya CPL
Post editing: PS CS2
Organizer: Doreen
Members: Dan, Kean, Lucy, Lynn, Kah Fai and KL Tan
Guide: local guide from Baha's camp
Reason of my visit: Since I've done Gunung Ayam, I might as well do Gunung Stong too. They are like twins.

A trip Gunung Stong  .... 2nd time to BAHA camp..... ... BAHA camp is a camping group 450m ASL and the foot the Jelawang waterfall, said to be the tallest in south east asia, but I don't know how true is that... like Mount Kinabalu is said to be the tallest in SEA, but it is actually the 5th tallest after 1. Hkakabo Razi 5881m, Burma, 2. Puncak Jaya 5030m, Indonesia, 3. Trikora 4751m, Indonesia, 4. Mandala 4701m, Indonesia.

To go to BAHA, you need to first goto Jeli or Dabong at Kelantan, from there you can ask the locals how to get to BAHA....

We camped at BAHA for 2 nights and did a day trip up to Gunung Stong, I think it tools 4 hours to reach the summit. Nothing particularly nice up there, however like all mountains in Malaysia, vegetation is abundant and interesting. If you are lucky you could see hornbills flying above you ... 


Sunday, 24 September 2006

Bukit Tabur 450m 2006

Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bukit Tabur(West), Selangor
From: Taman Malawati, Selangor
Altitude: 450m ASL
Difficulty: 1.5/10
Hike duration: Day trip
A.K.A.: Bukit Malawati
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Filter: Hoya CPL
Post editing: PS CS2
Members: Dan, Sam and Lilian
Guide: Sam and Lilian
Reason of my visit: Seen some really nice picture from Tabur before, so wanted to photograph it myself.

Bukit Tabur at KL, standing at approximately 450m is errr ... not that hard to hike up, but it can be really dangerous if you are not careful ... here are some pictures from Tabur......
TO the untrained eye, Bukit Batu Tabur is a not too high a hill in the form of something like a pre-historic animal's backbone guarding the congested Ulu Kelang and Gombak residential neighbourhoods.
More serious climbers and adventurers look at its nine bulges and ragged cliffs as training ground for a more challenging tilt at Gunung Tahan, Mount Korbu or Mount Kinabalu.
The limestone ridge is actually a favourite weekend hideout for Klang Valley's climbers, joggers and nature lovers. In a claim to some distinction, it has also been touted as the longest quartz ridge in the world.
Be there in a weekend morning or afternoon and the usually quiet place will come alive with its regular visitors performing their favourite physical rituals after a hectic working week.
With its unique physical feature of a long outcrop, Bukit Batu Tabur has only two choice of trails – both start at each end of the rock.