Monday, June 23, 2008

Chemperoh falls: The Second trip

Here we start

Made the second attempt for Cemperoh on Saturday after failing to complete it on February (More Details here). This time we were more prepared, all thanks to Aurelius efforts in getting a better and more detailed description of the trail, yet the chances of getting lost is still high and I must say that this has to be one of the most challenging trail I had ever done.
The first leg of the trail involves walking across a massive vegetable farm and an open field for 45 minutes to an hour, the reason why this is a torture is that there were no cover from the sun and the trail were mostly uphill climbs, the open field (full of bushes) after the farm was even more of a torture all thanks to its thick and thorny overgrowth, trying to cut our way through is a waste of effort because it will be slow and will waste valuable body energy, no complains thou. never expect a walk in the park with this bunch of suckers for pain.

Posing with bamboos
(Linus face was intentionally censored due to cam whore rules violation: Excessive cam whoring)

After walking pass the open field we found "Hope", a real jungle trail which spells the end of the thorns and the hot sun. Yet we have another 2 problems, first is that we are still unsure about the track that we are taking and the next one is leeches, there were unbelievable amount of leeches for this track (according to some of the group members), While most of the group were pulling off and killing the leeches, Linus was the only one who is weird to allow the leeches to cling on to him and suck his blood until it is full, his reason to this is funny thou.
"We are visitors to their home, you don't go to some one's home and kill them." - Linus
Quite true but that's the reason why there were 3 leeches up in his pants, plus we also don't suck our guests blood when they come to our home too.
I don't know why but for some reasons I didn't get any leech bite on me.
After a while I noticed that along the trail that we are taking has a long water pipe, which heads back to the farm, at that point we were still unsure of the path we still can't hear the waterfall and we were no where near a river, but following the water pipe makes a whole lot of sense because it must lead to a water source, even if it leads us to a river it will be safe for us because the river will eventually leads us to the waterfall.
Not long after following the water pipe, we discovered a marker (a red and white ribbon which tells you that you are on the right track). It was such a relief to know that we are on the right track that point on it was looking out and checking for marker after marker and before we know it, we hear the sound of water flowing and there is was...

The Reward: Chemperoh falls

Cool and refreshing crystal clear water

Back massage nature style

The whole group excited with the waterfall walk towards it without waiting after waiting like 10 or 15 minutes trying get everyone together to take a nice group picture.
After resting, chilling, swimming and cam whoring for a little more then an hour someone suggest to head back home, I wanted to stay longer because I still don't feel satisfied, I feel that for the effort of tracking for the past 2 hours, even thou we did stay a bit longer but I still wished the the group spent more time relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the reward.
A video of this trip will be release soon.
Have a Great Day
Dennis

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you guys sounds so cool-how can we know if we are fit enough to follow-especially if i m a girl who is not so outdoor type.more the coffee bean n aircon mall variety.

HuonHengChai said...

hi anon,
Well, one must have a certain level of stamina and attitude to be able to follow but IMO Teamwork is the key, a good team will look out, take care, encourage and support each other.
The priority usually isn't the waterfall but the safety of everyone.

Dennis

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