I miss the cool water, fresh air, blue sky, green view, and the breeze of freedom since I have not been traveling/backpacking for couple of months, and I strongly feel that my body and my mind need a break! My last climbing trip was a month ago to Mount Datuk, but I really miss the feeling of into the wild.
Rho Wen aka the Scorpion #1; Chee Chung aka the Scorpion #2 and me aka the Scorpion #3 heading towards Fraser’s Hill on Christmas day at about 10am. Luckily we managed to catch the up going time gap in odd hours at 1pm, else we will have to wait until 3pm.
Guess who we met in Fraser? Joey the babyKangaroo. We suppose to meet last week or next week for canoeing course, but due to certain issue, we have to postpone the course until further notice, and the instructor, who is her brother also will be returning to Singapore.
3 of us went out for a jog at about 5.30 pm, we planed to run to the Jelai Waterfall which located at 5km from our resort. We were impressed by the Christmas decoration at The Smokehouse on the way to our destination. It is an English-style resort with real Christmas trees at in front of the house, and there were chimney inside the house too. Our buttocks like sticking on their soft sofa and not willing to leave this sweet place. In fact it is a very warm place to hang around with your loved one.
How nice if it was snowing instead of raining now!
After running (easy jog only la.. hahah) all the way down hill for about 2km, the rain was getting heavier, and we decided to turn back because it was too late. Then we ran all the way up hill under the rain, phew… exhausted. We were wet, and trembling sheltered under a hut.
We made a joke to ourselves and insulted each other, saying that others who are same age with us might be spending quality time with their family and kids, whereas three of us still playing around under the rain like kids…
hahah… but this is not funny at all, we just accept the fate and get use to it.
At night, we curi-curi masak steamboat in the room :P It was so warm…
We have agreed to wake up at 7am tomorrow, then go to the Pine Hill Trail for a walk, but the next day, everybody woke up at 9am :P
The Pine Hill Trail suppose connected by the Mager Trail which is only few minutes far from our resort, unfortunately we saw the road sign, but the trail was missing. So we just drive to the entrance of the Pine Hill Trail, then have an about 1hr walk since nothing special along the trail. It supposes to take 3-4 hours for a return hike to the summit.
Into the car, we followed the way we ran yesterday in order to reach the Jelai Waterfall. What a mini and Teh Tarik Waterfall, but we still have had some fun soaking our legs in the cold water and felt the force of the waterfall.
There is a golf course at the hill further up from the waterfall, we stealth into their field and laid down on the green green grass, toke a deep breath, release all the stress.
This is how we revitalized and recharged ourselves in Fraser’s Hill, then pia, pia, pia again after returning.