Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Another tiring weekend.
I called this weekend "The Eploring One"
Saturday 24th April 2010,
2nd attempt to the Kulim High Tech Visible Bukit Botak Mission.
Alhamdulillah. Dapek sampei to the peak that we were dream off.
Din Poly, Pak Kot, Usop kalahkan ketua mafia, Man Poly,Adik Din En Ali & aku .
Started at 830 after simple breakfast at Pak long.Then meeting the main group at Kulim gang official meeting stall.
Hehe earlier on, decided to meet at Dinaz at 630. It was just a gimmick to see how the explorer would react. I myself knew it was impossible for us to gather at the wee hour like that.But , few people will definitely will do just that.
It took us 1.5 hours to get up there. This time, we when straight . Alhamdulillah no sesat. A team consist of two group of fitness.( actually body weight). The 2nd level of fitness with body weight of >70kg group was really slow & stopped a lot. Not to mention the name.
Finally, with a little push here & there, we were on top of our dream.
It was so much fun & actually we were surprised how easy it is to be up there. Just the mind game & the visible climbing made it harder for us to continue . hmmm..
we were there anyway. My jiran decided not to come up again as he already decided that he had achieved his personal dream. ( Neighborhood dream of bikin) hahahha
Haha.. wait next few weeks,, i'll invite him for the 3rd trip up to the highest peak there.. hahhahh
overal, everything was good. I had several dramatic fall due to shoe clippin.. hehe.. stopped, took off right shoe, but then lean to the left.. kesimpulannya... "body ready to take the impact " .. twice actually.. so my body got minor scratch due to that. hahah
The climbing part was fun.. nice view, really really test your mind.
Downhill was awesome but the surface could be the problem. laluan air everywhere, 45 degree & stuff.. phew.. lereng bukit some more... lotih den...But alhamdullilah.. nothing happen to us.
Met Org tua tua group ( abang Rosli & PGA gang) during aftermath drink session.
We called a day at 1200.
He he . then Din, His bro & myself.. went to SEDIM for freshen up & pekena NASI Ayam Periuk Besar for mini celebration after completing this small dream of jiran jiran bikers..hahahahahahaah it was fun.
Sunday 25th & Monday 26th April 2010.
Land of opportunity.
i went to this 3 in 1 trip. ( 4x4,Campping & biking) if i liked fishing, it would be 4 in 1 trip.
Jlo & myself as the pilot for 2 pick up trucks.
The team consist of 8 ( in the trucks ) 4 with motobikes.
The infineongites gather at Pak long for breakfast & then picking up participants along the way. Major stop was at Petronas Tmn Mutiara. Heading to Selama to pick up more stuff & main foods.
We were invited to join ORG Kampung trip to this abandoned mini hydro station for fishing & camping. 1 of the org kampung is our colleague in IFKM.
around 1100, we started rollin up to the destination. Then the 4x4 kickin. it was a bit challenging for us with little experience. but Alhamdullilah , no major unwanted event. Steep ascend with "killer laluan air". The jalan balak was not maintained anymore as there are no more balaking process i supposed.
Tumbled here & there, we arrived at the destination. We parked the trucks by the road & had to hike for 5 mins to the river bank. it was fun... i used my bike with full camping load to go downhill. single trail.. but of course.. bery the slow...
a group of motocross riders we there to do their stuff but got stucked with a common barrier.. laluan air yg bosar.. they were struggling to cross the gap... but the team work among them beat up the challenges. then there came the org kampun with only normal EX5. 2 of them. They just waited patiently for this motocross gang to complete their stuff. Not even a small worryin expression was out from both of them.
Once the group done crossing with so much effort, these two then went to cross the gap with ease.. oh My god..it shows, experiences & guts set the level of the game. it was pretty embarrassing for the High tech with full equipments group to see these clowns attacking the barrier without even a drop of sweat. haha.. i had the even recorded on..
The camping area is a abandoned mini hydro project. Roof intact fully & partial destroyed wall. good enough for us to camp inside.10m to the water resources & nice water fall) continues supply of water was established using buluh & plastic pipe. ( sourced from the waterfall).
Then the days was just begun to all of us to do our own activities. There were fisherman,bikers & tourist in the house. we had paid the org kampung RM 25 for the food management. We had 2 cooks & 3 & later more fishermen & registered 5 bikers. But later only 3 active bikers were recorded.
The main attraction is Ikan Tengas. jeng jeng jeng.
The org kampung were the one that really managed to fish those .. Jala & stuff.
We had Ikan keli goreng & tomyam for first day lunch.
hen by afternoon, many ikan tengas were catched.
At night, we had Ayam panggang, Ikan tengas masak lemak cili api... hohoohhhohohhohoh
the the best meal we ever had.
The next morning, nasi goreng & whatever we had left from yesterday. Then the last meal was nasi with ikan tengas goreng.. another superb fresh food.
those org kampung & the nelayan were the crazy one. they fish anytime they like. at 1300,1600,2100,0200, & bla bla.. ribut ke, petirke, malam ke, gelap ke, dlm hutan ke,, depa nak pi.. depa pi. then that night.. many more of their frens came .. bawak motosikat malam malam through that route...( steep climbing with many lubang lubang tu.) hahaha.. gilos.. memang org kampun tak ada hati punya geng...
We riders had good fun as well.
3 of us (the rest of the registerd bikers were either sibuk tido or fishin) took a nice stroll to the end where i did went with KHT group last time. we rode uphill & with off road roller coster like terrain for almost 6km. passing through this nice waterfall & a damn.It was fun to ride those terrain. We started at 1715 & reached the destination by 1830. then it took only 40% of the time to go back where we were. On the way home most of the time is donwhill. ha ha. so a little suffering during "go in" & then a reward on the way home.( the base camp)
Then we took another ride the next morning. This time, we went down first.meaning an advanced reward & then a little torturing to the base camp.. heheh but it was too short as 1of the riders tak berapa berani nak pigi jauh lagi ( takut nak climbing panjang ) hmmm.. but it was the day.. anyway. fun time & nice fresh air in the morning up the mountain....the sun is still down & the sounds of insects really brighten the day.
Went back to the base camp by 1100 & we did our final berendam time.. huhuh
Then by 1400 we were headin home.. Another challenges... 4x4 descend.. it was raining the day before.. so it will be a bot tricky.. yes it was..
it was slippery & minor excursion with little slide there & there during those descend. luckily we managed to get the trucks on the right course & safely descend with no unwanted event. ALhamdulillah.
It was the best exploring trip. 3/4 in 1 for 2days 1 night.
We reached Kulim by 1530.
Then i went to send some fresh ikan tengas to Kepala Batas & dragged all the passenger in my truck along.. hahha
Nice teh tarik session at Kiosk Bertam before we called it a day by 1830. Alhamdulillah we didnt missed the Asar prayer.
Good trip & recommended to all outdoors lovers & explorer.
& if you live in Kulim.. it was very cheap trip.. heheh
Total cost was RM35.( RM 10 for fuel each)
Enjoy the pic ,videos & track detail. ( will be uploading slowly).
Hei, Explore Malaysia.. it is cheap, fun & yeah.. it is home,,,,
Picture...... Please click the link below
BUkit botak track detail at everytrail.( can upload & go by yourself)
Banjaran Bintang track detail at everytrai_ Goin in From Kulim
Banjaran Bintang track detail at everytrai_ 1st day bikin
Banjaran Bintang track detail at everytrai_ 2nd day bikin
Banjaran Bintang track detail at everytrai_ Goin out to Kulim