Notes before Day 1 hike:
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Notes before Day 1 hike:
There is a firmware update version 2.0.8 for Suunto Ambit sports watches, which previously we are having the version 2.0.6. To update it, connect Suunto Ambit to computer by USB and let moveslink 2 to do its job.
Change log can be obtain over here: SuuntoAmbit_ReleaseNotes.txt, however it is the same old changelog for version 2.0.6, therefore, there are no information for the latest 2.0.8. Few users at Suunto Facebook page mentioned lost connection between Ambit and Heart Rate Belt, if you facing this issue too, all you need to do is pair it again by refer to this video: Suunto Ambit – Pairing with a heart rate belt.
As usual, after the firmware update, all your moves records in logbook will be gone from the watch (you can still read it on Movescount though), as well as latest recovery time countdown will be revert to 0.
This is the second visit to beautiful Mount Ophir (English name for Gunung Ledang) on labour day, same as previous trip, we ascended from Sagil (Johor) instead of Asahan in Melaka. According to our mountain guide Kelvin Tan, Asahan is a more nature trail compares to well developed Sagil trail.
Mount Ophir is a famous and very interesting place to hike, the management put a hard work to design and maintaining the trail, where you can see clear path, well stated check points, proper maintenance for rock climbing ropes and ladder.
The weather is pretty good, although not much of sun light but without rain on the day, we got 12 peoples in total that came from KL and Malacca. According to management, we are the only group to do day hike on morning, another big group in the mountain was overnight at the camp site on day before.
Just registered my self on Mizuno Wave Run 2013, with only 500 slots left, those interested should grab one of those slot now before too late. Registration fees of RM 60 for 16km runners and RM 45 for 7km runners, fees included: Finisher Medal (for 16km categories), E certificate Of Participation (for 16km categories), Ceritifcate Of Partiicpation (for Fun Run categories), Running Vest, Light Breakfast and a 30% discount on Mizuno product (with confirmation slip).
Joined a 10km (9.07km according to Suunto Ambit) fun run on 21st april, dubbed as “Jogathon Warisan” at Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur. surprising lots of runners joined, stated 6000 runners by official. It is a well organized event with enough water supply and foods right after the run.
Went for a leisure trekking with gang at Kuala Kubu Bharu on last weekend, the Sungai Chilling Waterfall entrance located at right side of the road between the path from Selangor Dam to Fraser’s Hill. Parking is easy as there are plenty of space on each side of road which can fit a single car all along the way nearby entrance.
This is my first time to Chilling waterfall, the same Chilling river need to be cross six times (includes the first under suspension bridge) in total to reach the waterfall where it took us around 1 hour 20 minutes, includes photo taking and water splashing at friends. The entire trail pretty flat (except for 3rd level waterfall), clear with only few junctions and obvious sign can be spotted on each river crossing.
A great 8.4KM fun run held by the organiser: Hospital Sungai Long, well organized with programmes run on-time as scheduled (ex: good job on registration, warm up session, run starts on time). Surprisingly, there are lots of peoples participate on the run where i heard there are only 50+ peoples joined while i’m registering weeks ago, and it seems there are few hundreds on actual day.
Soft rain through out the whole run, not much traffics in Sungai Long on Sunday as usual except for the Cheras-Kajang highway part. Can see the escort team on each junction points working hard on directing traffics with the help of police.
Two water station set up at around 3KM point (Mahkota Cheras nearby Nissan showroom) and 6KM near by Institut Pengurusan Veterinar at Jalan Sungai Long. The best of all, organisers team will deliver you water + bread to you right after you crossed finishing point (last year’s PJ Dawn is a shame where there are no drinking water for slower runner that arrived late).
The second time to peak of Gunung Nuang (1439m/ 4898ft) but first time going up by using Janda Baik trail. Spent 8 hours for this trail, included an hour plus rest on peak and enjoyed at Cemperoh waterfall. Janda Baik trail is not as difficult and take less time compares to Nuang via Pangsoon, Hulu Langat.
View Gunung Nuang via Janda Baik in a larger map
Recorded trail by using Suunto Ambit as above, where you can see the Janda Baik trail crossed from Pahang to Gunung Nuang’s peak at Selangor. GPS coordinate for starting point and car park is: 3.303979,101.887121.
To get there, go into Genting Sempah, while exiting turn to smaller road on left instead of right, go straight for around 15 minutes, turn to right where a Janda Baik gate will be spotted. Follow GPS, another 15 minutes will lead you to rocky roads which will bring you to a farm where near to entrance of the trail.
Parked the car beside a local drinks selling mini store , trail entrance is just 50 metres away where you will see a small river stream. 5 minutes after crossed the stream, there will be a small junction with slight left and right, trail to Nuang is on the left.
Follow the farm trail for 10 minutes, a small gate will be seen if you are on the right track. The trail will become narrower with great scene behind, where Gunung Bunga Buah and Genting Highland can be spot on.