Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Hiking Trail

When I returned to Cerok Tokun last Sunday, it must be my luck to meet the man whom I have talked to on previous week. I checked, and we agreed, and, here we go, we started the hike on my new hiking trail.

I really felt so excited to try a new trek and started recording my trekking experience in pictures immediately. He really felt so surprise what on earth I was doing at the place that was nothing extraordinary to him. But he was then never talked much, I continued to busy at shooting at here and there between my huffs and puffs.

The starting point of this track (I shall call it Trek at Dam side) is found nearby the small dam.


To make it more interesting, this starting point is marked with a wooden "arch". On the left of the picture that is the dam. Observation on the trek itself I confirmed that, though not as many as my normal jungle trek (I shall name it Trek at Pool Side), it must have been regularly used by fellow hikers.

This portion of the jungle exhibited no animals except the butterflies again. The small blue one led me at the beginning and the big black butterfly hovered around in the usual manner. Yes, see no is never equal to hear no. The overhead smashing sounds told me who they were. Plentiful of half bitten fruits or skins which were found scattered along the trail concurred to that. Luckily those monkeys have yet to learn to throw sticks at me.

Fallen trees and rotten woods are forever parts of the jungle, they can be seen everywhere, either in a friendly or ugly manner.

The smell the jungle was as usual, but it was a little odd not to find a creek nor waterfall around, the prolong dry weather recently may have effect on this.

As it was my first trip to this Trek at Dam side, I had yet to acquire the sense of timing and landmarks on some parts of the trek. It took me one hour to come out from the jungle after numerous guesses for the end, and to re-join the tar road through a small path beside a base station at the peak.

And this is the end of my today post as well before I say good night to you. I shall talk more on the Trek at Dam Side in my next update.

11 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

It's exciting to see a jungle trail such as this. The photos are amazing.

Ratty said...

This is a fun story of your latest trek. A new trail is always the most interesting. A natural archway is one of my favorite things in the forest. I always try to think of ways to put them into my stories, but you were able to do it first.

Pacey said...

I always love how exciting you tell your stories. I tell you, am lazy of reading long posts but here I get to read through the end coz I just can't stop. :) Excellent posts here rain.

Sharkbytes said...

I'll bet the butterflies are awesome! They can be tricky to get pictures of though!

Mei Teng said...

How often do you trek this place? Seemed like a regular place for you. It's good to be out and about nature.

rainfield61 said...

Poetic Shutterbug: It is very exciting to trek at this jungle trail. Knowing some stories from the fellow hikers even makes my blood pump faster.

Ratty: There are a lot more to see and encounter in this new trek. It is far different from my normal one.

Pacey: I have not noticed my story has been fat too long. Anyway I'll add some sugar and spices in between.

Sharkbytes: I have freezed the little blue one in my post earlier. But the big black butterfly kept hovering around even hard for me to talk to it.

Mei Teng: This is another part of Cerok Tokun. I hike every weekend with my camera on hand. Fun, isn't it?

Cate said...

This place looks and sounds like the place for me. The fallen logs make it even more special. Nice post!

Icy BC said...

How exciting to explore a new trail! Your photos are just marvelous..

Kirigalpoththa said...

Man, that looks like a great hiking trail! I'd love to wander on that one!!

rainfield61 said...

Cate: I was tempted to invite all of you for the hike. Hahaha.....

Icy BC: Yes! I am very excited to explore this new trail. It shows some differences from my normal trail. Fun!!

Kirigalpoththa: Man, I like your comment. There must be similar trail in SL, I think.
BTW, happy holiday??

Femin Susan said...

Thanks for bringing us these wonderful pictures.......