What goes up must come down. On the way down from the top of Janing Barat at Endau, I snapped a couple pictures. One of them is this: I think fungus makes good subject for photography. I have another mushroom shot somewhere in the archive.
So, where were we? Oh yes. We were back in Kampung Peta after that boat ride and hiking trip to Upeh Guling and Tasik Biru. I do not remember anything special that night. All I remember is, there was dinner, a story telling session and a lot of tired people. The whole camp went to [...]
A short lunch and cat nap refreshed my muscle. I failed to train for the hiking trip though as the whole, it was not as demanding as I had thought it would be. Still, my poor legs were exhausted and the short stop was most welcomed. It was just too bad we could not jump [...]
And up the Endau we went. One of the boats we got on. Floating on the river was something I thoroughly enjoyed. I, as well as everybody else I think, was mesmerized by the jungle. The tranquility, only disturbed by the clumsy boat engine was something I had not experienced for a very long time. [...]
People say early bird gets the worm. Others would say the second mouse gets the cheese. Sunday started slightly earlier than Saturday and way too early. With sleeping bag warping around me and my backpack as a pillow, the coldness tempted me to stay asleep. It was 06:00. A few others however were busy preparing [...]
If the first three legs we were “on road”, for the fourth and final leg, we went off road. We needed to drive from the main road to somewhere deep uphill and from there on, hike downhill and cross a river called Limpahko. Or Limpako. I am uncertain of the spelling as I do not [...]
Hiking among a company of good people is unbelievably fun. I have almost forgotten how it felt after these kinds of activities became absence in my life while I engrossed myself in work, building a career which is fueled more by greed rather than passion. My last real hiking trip and in fact my first, [...]
After leeches, crossing several rivers, hiking up a hill, sleeping on tree bark, listening to the songs of Orang Asli, sunbathing in the jungle by a blue pond, bathing under a full moon, hiking up five cascades of waterfall, a number of stunning photographs, losing my cap, watching hornbills flying in the sky, a hovering [...]
Where or what is Endau Rompin? Google it. Or Wiki it (written by yours truly). Promise to take photos for sharing. Bye bye.
The Malaysian Nature Society of Johor is having a donation drive to alleviate the difficulties faces by the Orang Asli residing within the boundary of the Endau Rompin National Park. MNS Johor (MNSJ) Branch together with Johor National Parks Corporation (JNPC) will be visiting the affected community on 20 and 21 January 2007. Assoc. Prof. [...]