Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bukit Kembara, Ampang

Tracked this trail over the weekend. It's a local favourite for dwellers around Taman TAR, Ampang Jaya residents. The trail description was a steep climb to the reservoir. Ok. Not that steep lah, just a short punt up a well manicured trail.

This place is being kept squeaky clean by like-minded nature lovers and I was impressed there were no empty wrappers and bottles lying around.

99% of visitors stick to the trail which goes round the reservoir. We decided to hike one of the trails that branched off from the reservoir and came back with 5 monster leeches .. one of which was the bloodiest leech bite we've ever encountered ANYWHERE - and at Ampang of all places. It's not like we're in deep woods 100km from civilisation. But there you go.

Another short punt before reaching the reservoir

 Mapped this into revision 9 Sep 2013 so it should come out in the next map release.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tanah Aina, Raub

Tracked this resort at Raub. Price ranges from RM260 to RM300 per pax.

This is a plush back to nature resort and the obsessive attention to details shown by  the resort owner pays dividend in giving visitors a most memorable stay. It may NOT be what a seasoned hiker would look for but for the general sedentary working populace of Malaysia - this place is full of superlatives.

This place was tracked using Montana 650. The hike to the Leap of Faith was tracked using Garmin Fenix (you are not allowed to bring anything with you for this hike save for your own personal flotation device so a wearable GPS came in very handy :) ).

Aerial shots were taken by Phantom.

Mapped to server on 9 Sep 2013.