I crossed that bridge before during my Scout's day in secondary school in the 80s.
The water level was up to my waist level as I was standing on something maybe like concrete and you need to use your foot to feel it. If you miss it you will go deeper.
Better waterproof your camera set.
~40D~18-250mm /3.5, 50mm /1.8, 10-22mm /3.5, 16-35mm /2.8L, 70-200mm /2.8L 2.0x extender, 580EX mkII
3.lamergod(finding of path(first day))
4 shih tung (1st day)
have also PM'd TS
will ask my friends to check this out, perhaps they will be keen.
i definitely can't make it for the 30th.
We are going the non-wet way. lols. the WET way is CRAZY, been there that way before. I swear its worse than spec training, lol..
so any commandos coming? LOL.
I don't want to risk the wet way even at night, its too dangerous, we will be using reflective cordon, and tactical torches / flood-light to get out of the place... if got GPS even better. for medical emergency we can probably get out of the place within 1 hour.. we also have means to signal for rescuers..
don't worry, your equipment won't be wet. but do bring a Zip-Lock bag to secure electronic stuff.
It rained the other time when we going the wet way, so you can imagine wet up to our knees, plus wet due to the heavy rain ( though the canopy sort of shielded quite abit of the rain ). so do bring ponchos too.
The other time I went, we did "forest-bashing" with no path, we entered thru' the swampy grounds. ; it was terrible even with a parang.. and guess what, we only brought GPS.. and we got lost because the gps went low-batt. we searched for compass ; nobody brought. we had to back-track based on the cordon tapes ( which we laid halfway also ). The forest bath is horrible, we had to climb over fallen trees and stuff, because that was during monsoon season. Moral of the story is be prepared. Yup long sleeve is very impt, else can get many scratches on each hand due to thorny vegetation. Cap is good, and even gloves would be helpful.
Last edited by NUSmedicine; 3rd May 2009 at 06:29 PM.
It will last around 2 hours, since this is a group going.
This is much easier than the other "methods" which really almost "killed" us.
The other paths are super chaotic. The distance is shorter, but the terrain is siao.
I'm not sure if we need a recce, will update again. It will be 2 hours in, and 2 hours out.
If any emergency, we will split to get the person out within 1 hour ( hopefully )..
Last edited by NUSmedicine; 3rd May 2009 at 06:35 PM.
Best is you guys able to get a GPS, write down the MGR (coordinates) at the "entrance" before entering, align map to compass to determine where the escape route is facing in case lost can head towards that direction & heading direction as well, do some markings on the map to indicate your spot then plan your route to go in.
oh my... this sound interesting....
need to do river crossing... also need to bash though vegetation...
too bad i'm not free that weekend
nvm, i will be going for ICT in june.lol
Been there a few years ago.
Nice place, a few spoiler alerts in the form of pictures...
The entrance pathway to the Shinto Shrine ruins.
The cleansing pool
The steps on your way back via the water crossing
The bund trail that leads to the water crossing
Finally, the water crossing before returning to the main trail
See more of the place at these links. Hope you get to see the Wagler's Pit Viper when you are there too.
I am very interested, but do we even need to get wet, carrying camera equipments... wow lan, if my camera stuff get wet, i kill myself there. LOL.
Damn! This looks interesting! If you guys don't mind, can mark the route with some white tape SAF style~ easy in easy out, easy for everyone interested in going!
I might be interested to tag along.. wont be bringing any photo equipment though. wanna check out the place but I won't camp over.. so I can bring the guys out too if they need..
I'd recommend those who never do these kinda walk before to bring enough water, and an extra dry top/clothing if you're staying over.. pre dawn dew + rain can be alittle too much to handle for those inexperience peeps~
And organiser can also bring some heat pack just in case..
AS for water proofing equipment, can use ziplock or a few large trashbag.
Last edited by viix; 4th May 2009 at 03:11 AM.
Ehhhh IIRC there's the other route.. one not involving river crossing!