Past Meetup

Bukit Saga and Waterfall - Rating 5.4 (B) - Moderate to Hard

This Meetup is past

46 people went

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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. Fill in the participation form.

2A. If you:
- are a first timer OR
- have never filled in a complete form before OR
- some of your particulars have changed (e-mail, phone, emergency contact, passport)

Please click here and fill in the form to confirm your participation.

2B. If you:
- have submitted a complete form in the past AND
- all your particulars remained unchanged

Please click here (http://www.klhiking.com/participation9.htm) and fill in the form to confirm your participation.

2C. If you are using an iPhone and have difficulties in submitting the form, click here

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.

We will start at Taman Saga in Ampang and walk straight up Bukit Saga. Since Trail C has a lot of artificial steps lately, we opt for jungle trail B instead.

Once at the top, we continue our way down (or up and down) to the waterfall. The trip all the way to the waterfall and back will take less than 4 hours.

If the weather remains nice, we can spend some time at the waterfall before returning to the cars.

This is a hike which is also suited for “beginners” and “less experienced hikers”. However, physical fitness is a prerequisite. Please also read the “Beginners” hike message on the message board to avoid all misunderstandings...

We focus on group dynamics and would really appreciate it that more experienced hikers will support their less-experienced peers. All hikers should meet each other again at the waterfall, so return should only start after the last hikers have arrived.

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 RM10.00 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). Adidas Kampung is fine.

• 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

• bring a towel and some dry clothes if you want to "shower" at the waterfall

• bring your name tag (if you're not a first timer)

• pack all your sensitive stuff in your backpack in plastic or waterproof bags

• a pair of gloves doesn't weigh that much (thorns, roots, trees, mud)

• bring enough drinks and snacks (carbohydrates). Bring at least 2 liters of drinks. For this trip isotonic drinks are not a luxury. Dried fruits are preferred over chocolate...

• leech protection is not really necessary

• bring a whistle, your personal first aid kit and a headlamp

• there are shops but no restrooms near the car park

• please be responsible and don't litter – be sure not to leave any rubbish along the track and at the waterfall area

• fees: KL Hiking Meetup members can participate free of charge. Participation fee for non-members: RM20. Participation fee for members on the waiting list: RM20. Penalty in case of not signing in and/or signing out: RM20.

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.

• save the event host's mobile phone number in your own mobile phone (the number can be found in the e-mail containing the carpooling link)

• 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 and your personal first aid kit. We don't expect the worst, but we want to be prepared for the worst...

Likely schedule:

08:45am Meet at Jalan Saga 20 (Ampang)

09:00am Start hiking

09:30 - 09:45am Reach top of Bukit Saga

10:45am Reach waterfall

11:15am Start return

01:00 - 01:30pm Drive back to KL

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” 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)