When: 26/3/2006 (Sunday)
Where: Bukit Kutu, Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB)
Who: Wan Lin, Jason Lim, Tey, Phyllis, Rho Wen, Me.
Easy – Intermediate hike. Need certain level of stamina. There were several junctions and confusing paths, hiker will get into wrong path easily and you have to cross few streams/rivers. It takes approximate 3 hours to the summit.
It was raining 6 o’clock early in the morning. Pity Boon Keat had to drop this hiking as he would have to ride his motor in the dark and in the rain from Serdang to PJ. Total of six of us went into Wan Lin’s car and heading toward KKB at about 6.15am.
There were 3 different hiking teams to be met at Kutu Hill. First of all, we are 1 of them, then followed by Wen Bing and girls, and his fren, Yu Long and gang. Wen Bing led a team for their Mulu trip training, Yu Long led another girl for Batu Putih training, and we just hiking for fun. This Kutu trip was like a peak conference whereby few of the climbing experts to be meeting together at Kutu Hill. Yu Long was a great mountain explorer, dare to challenge and find for new path in the mountain. How great it would be if Boon Keat and Kam Meng were here?
The trip supposed to be short and enjoyable if you don’t lost track. There were too many junctions, if you missed any of them you might not be reaching the summit. All the way we were keeping at our right except for the 4th river crossing, we turned to the left. The entrance to the jungle trek to the summit was so mystery, after we have lost track for 1 hour, Wen Bing and Yu Long actually found this way at our right. The trek started to be steep after 15 minutes turning into the jungle trail. From this point onwards, your stamina and thigh muscle strength going to be tested seriously. Nearly one hour hike, we met the huge cave/rock which looks similar to Batu Putih. From this point onwards, it took us another 1 hour to reach to the summit. We arrived in the summit at 12:18pm, after 30 minutes later, the mist covered the entire peak view, this indicated rain was coming shortly.
Wen Bing and girls did not come to the summit, where we met Yu Long and friend on our way down. Six of us went down the hill very carefully because the path was so slippery. We back to the car park at 3.30pm.
We had a nice shower taking at the river and delicious Loh Mee at Ulu Yam on our way back to PJ.
Summary of the Kutu Trek:
10’00’’ 2nd river
10’00’’ Come to a junction, go straight and cross the 3rd river then turn right
10’00’’ 4th river, then turn left
05’00’’ Turn right at the bamboo junction
01’00’’ Turn right to ‘The Lost Trek’
15’00’’ Start uphill
40’00’’ Meet Batu Putih