Saturday, 23 February 2008

Gunung Irau-Yellow-Pass

Date: 23 Feb 08 - 24 Feb 08 [2D/1N]
Location: Gunung Irau, Gunung Yellow, Gunung Pass - Cameron Highlands
Altitude: >2,100m ASL
Difficulty: 5.5/10
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX 12-24mm f/4
Filter: none
Post editing: PS CS3
Organizer & Guide: Taiping Goh
Members: Dan, YK, KL, Lucy, Judy, Siew Fong, Adik[Asst. Guide] and 14 AnakHutan members
My reason to go there: Because it is was a trail that I have not been to. Because it was an affordable trip organized by Taiping Goh. I went there with no expectation, and returned all smiles.

Mountains hiked
Gunung Irau/依劳山峰 (2110m)
Gunung Yellow/大黃山峰 (1667m)
Gunung Pass/柏士山峰 (1587m)

23th Feb 08
08:05 - 4wd pick up at Guan Di temple at Kg Rajah.
09:00 - Start from Sg Palas BOH plantation
12:00~13:15 - Lunch at summit of Guning Irau
18:00 – Reach Gunung Yellow/大黄山 and camp-341 / WP-334

24th Feb 08
10:00 - Leave Gunung Yellow/大黄山 
13:20~14:20 - Lunch, WP-507
14:45 - Gunung Pass
15:30 - Exit to Simpang Pulai Highway
4wd pick back to Kg Rajah Guan Di temple.

Rewards of this trip 
- No mud !! no mud !! For once there were no mud at Irau
- No rain !! Clear sky ....
- Beautiful beautiful mossy forest between Irau and Yellow
- Nice camp site at Gunung Yellow
- Lots of White moss/Club moss [lichen] at Gunung Yellow
- Beautiful view around Gunung Yellow
- Good hiking gang/New friends

Challenges of this trip 
- Some sandfly at Gunung Yellow
- Water point was dry after Gunung Yellow

- Guide+4WD Fees: RM70.00/pax
- Entrance fees: NIL
- Camp site fees: NIL
- Food: I forgot … RM8.00-RM12.00
- Transport: Passangers AA share petrol + tol cost - Drivers don't pay

- Hiking Gunung Irau during the dry season is much easier, but the mossy forest will not be as vibrant
- Gunung Yellow is very beautiful, to my opinion better than Gunung Suku

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