A Touch of Bukit Repin
Never underestimated the word of ‘Bukit’ (meaning of hill). It can be bigger than life of mountain. My trip to Bukit Repin was one of the toughest hike I ever been. Trust or not, the 28km distance (return trip) cost it all.
13 May 2014 | Bukit Repin
It was a month since I had done Bukit Chenuang, yet another tough hike. I am off with another again.
Bukit Repin is situated next to Gunung Nuang and the trail is beautiful. This trail is much easier from the starting point of Klang Gates area, however, there are several difficulties and on many occasions, motorbike wheels erode the track.
The distance to the R&R is almost 14km, so the round trip gave me 28km of hiking pleasure.
The reason I joined this hike was to explore new hill, which left unknown to me.
Parking for those decided to drive in … free parking on narrow road
Walk up to the gathering point … also a start point aka briefing point
Organizer (Alex) giving speech … welcoming and set expectation
Each hikers given a name tag … only registered hikers is allowed to follow the group
Group photo … achievement of joining a big group of hikers
Go go go … start hike from this point all the way up
A big group … following the leader of KL Hiking group
Split trail … need to know & remember each of every junction
Easy trail … passed by orchard and private land
Another junction … lack of direction but better to take note every split
Yes again another split … try not lose sight with front hikers
Into the trail … where the hikes begin
Have fun hiking … where stamina testing in progress
Set a scenery … where the reason for hiking
Signature checkpoint … a very steep and eroded trail
No escape even there’s a chicken exit … I’m doubt it
Seems no ending sighted … counting my each steps bit by bit
Flat trail yeah! … continue my journey to destination
The trail is clear and there’s no need for crawling under or climbing over fallen trees and bamboos. It’s not applicable for coming part of the trail later on.
Crawling started … energy drained a lot
Early bird catch the worms … catching up time not later than 12pm to R&R
I’ve passed a few small streams with crystal clear water.
Small streams crossing … crystal clear but I’m doubt it can be drink
Light of hope … where is the peak?
Had I reached? … Sound not with false peak
Still light of hope … sensation of view
There’s only one major knee deep river crossing. The crossing stream is after the 6km mark, which some (most) of them can choose to relax before returning to the car park. The total distance then will be 12.4km that saved our day.
Hope of U-turn or go ahead … relax checkpoint for fun hikers
Serious hikers … go ahead to continue your journey
Should I continue? … determination was strong
Real challenge … continue to struggle
A paper trail of KL Hiking … to lead us to right path
Long winding trail finally comes to end … sighted the R&R (destination)
Within the cut-off time … the leader still around waiting for us
Wiring and socket setup … can charge your phone here
Kettle … can boil water, but first fire up the charcoal
Thermometer … just 23 Celsius
Solo pic … even exhausted, but still looks fresh
Returning to base … yet another 14km journey down the trail
This hiking trip took me total of about 8 hours and drained my phone to almost zero battery as I used it for track my hike. This probably marked my slowdown in hiking life and moving on with other priorities.
Nowadays, I hardly do hiking. This post is written after 3 years. My life has been changed a lot since then. I no longer in blogging life, nor photography. However, I do take a lot of photograph in my every event I participate. Last year I ran on this trail for an event (King of Kemensah 2016) in 18km category. Completed in 3.5 hours. Sound good right. Things around us keep changing, so does me. I hope (still keeping as hope) that I’ll be back to continue blog in some day.
Thank you for staying with DeXXy in so many years.