This is the start of the trail. It is supposed to be ONLY 18 km.
There is a warning at the start of the trail. RESTRICTED AREA...NO ENTRY and YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED!!!. No problem lah..We are not stealing timber.
Hasher Itchy Kok and Rothman came prepared. They carried several planks to cross the obstacles.
The ruts were deep, hills steep and muddy. after 5 km, it was almost impossible to drive so the whole gang had to hike.
The river was very inviting. Clear water....rapids and almost can imagine the fish in the river.
After another 10 km (total of 15 km) of hiking and cycling we came to the river. From here there was suposssed to have some signage guiding us to the Chengal besar.
We decided to hide our bicycles in the bush and join in the hike to locate the Chenagl Besar tree.
There were several trails and our guide could not recognise the correct trail. After searching for about 2 hrs we decided to back track. By then it started to rain.
Having a bicycle really helped as compared to walking but nevertheless there was a lot of pushing too.
These seasoned hashers are fit and can hike pretty fast
There was plenty of food. We had a good makan and a dip in the cool stream nearby.
As usual I had my hammock and also brought along another one for Cheong. Cheong slept very well and his snores could be heard a hundred meters away!