Son had a whole day UPSR camp on Sunday and both Zaini and I decided that it's a great time for us to tackle Gunung Nuang again.
After sending Son to school for the pickup bus to bring him to the camp venue with the rest of the students who registered, we had our breakfast first, bought two Subway sandwiches for our lunch and proceeded to get to Pangsun in Hulu Langat for the start of our hike/walk.
We planned to hike longer this time, compared to our first time to Gunung Nuang, which I blogged here. This time, since Son's camp lasted till 6.00pm, we had like 8 hours for ourselves and we planned to spend it at Gunung Nuang! Dating. ;-)
At the entrance. We started our hike at 9.15am.
The day was sunny and dry, thank goodness. I would've had second thoughts if its not.
We made it to the first river crossing in 1hour 09min. The first time we hiked up here, Blackie & Tweety (you gotta read my first post on our trip to Gunung Nuang) stopped us from proceeding further so we were a few metres short of reaching the river but this time, no hurdles! Yeay!
At the third river crossing. I was being careful not to get my shoes (my lovely, lovely Inov-8 shoes which performed marvelously today) and Zaini was like "why are you doing trails if you don't plan to get your shoes wet?" and I was like "because I don't plan to get it wet now!"
The stream water is cold, you know! hehehe
Me, my Timex, my Inov-8 and my
batang stick. Zaini found it, used it and then pass his batang, I mean stick to me because he said I'd need it more. I've never hike with a pole or stick before and I found that having one helped tremendously.
We arrived at Kem Pacat after a 2 hour 54min hike (took us about 1 hour 44min from the first river crossing up to this area).
Lepak-lepak a bit there, saw Blackie peeping at us from the campsite but Blackie decided to ignore us. I guess Blackie knew we don't have much food to offer compared to the campers at the campsite. Hahaha
Then it was time for the descent.
We hiked down for about an hour before reaching the waterfall area (Kem Lolo) and stopped to have our lunch there.
For this hike, we packed a whole lot of stuff. 4 bottles of Gatorade, 3 power gels, a bottle of coffee, a bottle of plain water, two cans of Malta drink, sandwiches, snickers and another packet of chocolates. I had a set of clothes packed too and we even brought two raincoats, just in case.
Didn't finish all the drinks, only had one power gel which we shared, didn't eat the chocolates too, but hey... better be over-prepared than under-prepared.
Lunch by the waterfall, while soaking our feet in the cold water. It would be more awesome if I can eat Nasi Lemak there. :P
My mom always cooked sambal jering to eat with rice whenever we went for a picnic. ^^
Had a nice cold Malta, which we dipped in the stream to make it cold.
We rested for about 40min before continuing our hike down, which we did in around 1 hour 30min.
Reaching the entrance, I told Zaini that I was still uner mileage and he told me to run down and I did! So off I went downhill and uphill again, just because I wanted a 20K mileage. kakaka
My reward. ^^
It was a really nice experience. Met a lot of friendly faces along the hike and a guy even recognised hubby from Watergate 16hour.
Next time, if we have a day all to ourselves again, we might just plan to hike up to Pengasih.
Got home around 4pm, freshened up, eat tau foo fa (because I was hungry) and then off we went to Bangsar to pick Son up.
Son had fun at the camp; he said so.
Mommy and Daddy had fun too.
What a great Sunday, eh? :-)