Past Meetup

Bukit Kembara (aka Bukit Indah) - Rating 7.3 (A) - Easy to Moderate

This Meetup is past

34 people went

Location visible to members

Details

In fact there is NO waiting list; everybody who confirms can participate. You have to submit a form in order to participate.

1. Click "Join the waiting list" (top - right corner) if you're SURE you want to participate

2. Please click here (http://www.klhiking.com/participation.htm) and fill in the form to confirm your participation.

3. Immediately after you have confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the carpooling link. Please check your spam folder!

4. After we have received your submission, we will change your status to "Attending". Only after we have received the form, your status will be changed! We have to change your status manually, so please be patient... :) The form can also be submitted using mobile phones.

The status of hikers who are on the waiting list for more than two days will be changed to "Not Attending" if the participation form is not submitted within those two days after clicking "Join the waiting list"!

Bukit Kembara is a steep, but not that high hill, located in the green lung next to Taman Bukit Indah. We will climb the steep hill, rest for a short while at the station at the top and then continue with a very steep descent.

At the foot of Bukit Kembara we will reach an old but active reservoir, known as the Ampang Impounding Reservoir which is one of the earliest waterworks constructed in 1892. This location is fondly known to nature lovers as Bukit Indah.

While enjoying the relaxing walk around the reservoir we reach a mini waterfall where we can freshen up or just spend some leisure time. We suggest we'll hike at least two laps around the reservoir before heading back to Bukit Kembara. The short climb and descent will bring us back to the car park.

This is a hike which is designed for beginners and less-experienced hikers who want to have a short Saturday morning workout combined with a relaxing walk in the park.

Please also read the “Beginners” hike message on the message board to avoid all misunderstandings.

Hopefully carpooling can be arranged and pick-up places will depend on the residence of the participants. For this hike, the carpooling fee is fixed at RM8.00 per passenger. Passengers, please don't wait for your driver to ask for the fee...

It would be nice if you could change the hometown in your profile to the location of your residence (eg USJ 11, Damansara Perdana, SS 7, Sentul, Seksyen 5 Shah Alam, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Ampang, etc...). This will make carpooling efforts much easier.

In order to allow me to communicate directly with the participants, no guests are allowed. At many occasions in the past, guests were not properly briefed by their respective hosts. If you want your guests to participate, ask them to sign up as a member; it's free. They can cancel their membership after the hike if they want to.

Besides the classical hiking tips, please note the following:

wear shoes with profile (a pattern on the soles to prevent slipping and gliding)

rain gear is recommended pack all your sensitive stuff in your backpack in plastic or waterproof bags bring a towel, some dry clothes and clean shoes/sandals/slippers and leave it in the car - passengers also bring some newspapers and towels in order to keep your driver's car as clean as possible your name tag (if you're not a first timer) a pair of gloves doesn't weigh that much (thorns, roots, trees, mud)

bring enough drinks and snacks (carbohydrates). Bring at least 1.5 liters of drinks. Dried fruits are preferred over chocolate...

leech protection is not necessary there are no restrooms at the car park but there are shoplots in the vicinity please be responsible and don't litter – be sure not to leave any rubbish along the track and on the top For emergency purposes:

fill in your IC number and full name on the participation form. We can't tell the rescue services for instance that hiker Tender Heart Bear is missing... We need your real name... if you have a smartphone, install the free apps GPS Coordinates in your phone. In case of an emergency, relay the coordinates to the emergency services via sms. save your emergency contact in your phone under Emergency followed by the name of your contact. Example: Emergency (Tony Fernandez) 012-xxx xxxx save the emergency numbers in your phone under Emergency. Those numbers are 999 and 112. The latter will work well for mobiles and sms. be sure that the battery of your mobile phone is fully charged. there are wonderful apps for smartphones such as whistles, flash lights, sos buttons, etc. However keep in mind that they all feed on the same battery... bring a whistle, a headlamp (+ new batteries) and your personal first aid kit. We don't expect the worst, but we want to be prepared for the worst... Likely schedule:

08:00am Meet at Caltex Petrol Station (Taman Kosas)

08:15am Set off to trailhead

08:30am Start hiking

10:00am - 10:30am Return for those who will do one loop

11:00am - 11:30am Return for those who will do two loops

More info on the revised rating system can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Hiking_rates_%28revised_1st_May_2013%29).

Important: You are attending the hikes/runs at your own risk. The organizer, co-organizers or event host will try his/her best to assist and guide, but is in no way responsible, liable or accountable for any damage, personal injuries, etc. By clicking RSVP “Yes” or RSVP "Join the Waiting List" for an event and/or signing the attendance list and/or making a payment, it is deemed that you have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of the disclaimer which can be found here: Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Disclaimer)