Location: Gunung Irau, Perak/Pahang
From: Pallas BOH tea plantation, Cemeron highlands
Altitude: 2,110m ASL
Hike duration: 2D/1N
A.K.A.: G9 of Semenanjung Malaysia
A.K.A.: G15 of Malaysia
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 (Di) Macro 1:1
Post editing: PS CS2
Organizer: Kah Fai
Members: Lucy, KL Tan, Doreen, Dan, Jac, Rockson, Winnie, Kean, Lynn, Shaon, YK Khor and CS Law
My reason to go there: We wanna bring the non-hiking members of O2P to a mossy forest, Irau is the easiest.
Gunung Irau (2110m ASL) is the ninth tallest mountain in Semenanjung Malaysia and also the only >2000M mountain in Malaysia that is easiest to reach the summit as the starting point is already >1850M ASL. Hiking point starts from Sg Palas Boh Plantation(Cameron Highlands) and ends at the summit of Gunung Irau, it takes about 2.5-3.5 hours on full load for a seasoned hiker to get to the summit, newbies may take 4-6 hours to get up there. Camping at the summit is always nice with fresh cool 15-16 Celsius air.
This was my 3rd time to Irau, nothing much has changed. The mossy forest was still pretty, trail still muddy and campsite still littered with camper's waste.
I went there with only a SP90 macro lens, that's why as you can see I only have pictures of little things this round.