Location: Gunung Tangga - Cameron Highlands
Altitude: 2,014m ASL
Difficulty: 6.6/10 (http://danlow.multiply.com/journal/item/50)
Trail length: 11.3km
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX 12-24mm f/4
Post editing: PS CS3
Organizer: Taiping Goh
Members: Lucy, Uncle Yong, Dan, Ah Du(杜), OngLee, CS Law, Chiroro, James, Mickey, Kampar Ong(Moon), Uncle Yeoh, Mark, Jean Soh and Sean
My reason to go there: I have never been there, hope to see Raflesia and hope to see Gunung Brinchang/Irau/YY/YB/GY/KB/etc from the summit
Not many pictures this time due to the rain.
05 Dec 08
19:30 – Depart from B’worth - if was raining
22:30 – Sleep at performance hall near Guan-di temple, Kg. Rajah - if was raining
06 Dec 08
09:00 – Hike starts from Pos Brooke - if was raining
15:00 – Arrive at Campsite, 1,800m ASL - if was raining
07 Dec 08
09:00 – Hike to summit - if was raining
10:00 – Arrive at summit, 2014m ASL - if was raining
13:00 – Leave campsite, trek down - if was raining
18:00 – Arrive at Pos Brooke - if was raining
20:00 – Dinner at Lai Fatt, Kg. Rajah - if was raining
24:00 – Home
Rewards of this trip
- Saw Rafflesias
- Pretty nice trail, moderately easy
- Met new friends
- I know how to cook Bak Kut Teh … lol. Uncle Hooi thought me how to cook..
Challenges of this trip
- It rained non-stop before the hike until after the hike, we were soaking wet + covered with mud for 34 hours, very the syok...
- Slippery trail because of the rain
- Restricted from moving around, thanks to the rain
- No view from the summit, again thanks to the rain...
- Some sandflies at LWP and campsite
- ......... and finally the washing, sigh!
- Guide: 2 Orang Asli + Taiping Goh
- 4WD Fee: NIL
- Entrance fee: NIL
- Camp site fee: NIL
- Guide fee: RM75/=
- Food: RM13/=
- Transport: don’t know yet (Passengers AA share petrol + tol cost - Drivers don't pay)
- It would be a moderately easy trail to hike if there was no rain.
- Rafflesia are not hard to find there
- Campsite can fit perhaps 15 or more
- Summit is small, would fit perhaps 2 tents
- LWP is 2mins off trail
- Met another group of 18 ascending lead by Forest Gan during our descend
- I saw fresh tiger tracks(it was raining throughout the night) near our campsite, we figure that a tiger must have been near to our campsite perhaps before sunrise.
- I also saw some other large animal tracks near to the tiger tracks, according to the other guys, it was a Tapir.
- Gunung Tangga is located somewhere between Gua Musang and Cameron Highland, accessible via Pos Brooke. Orang asli controls the access there, so get a hiking guide to arrange the necessary, they don't like intruders.
- Met team Good-Good hiking club(from KL) members at Guan-di, 40 of them going for a 3d/2n Yong Yap hike.