Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cameron Highlands

Woke up this morning and went hiking with some people I met over the last couple days at the hostel. We found the trail and it started off pretty easy then get steeper and steeper...soon it was almost climbing up the trail, using tree roots as steps and hoping my feet didn't slip in the mud. It's been raining almost every day and the trails & roots were very slick. The jungle was amazing though, green moss all over the ground, dense green jungle on both sides, and mist from the rising clouds coming in and out. We all felt like we were walking through the Shire in Lord of the Rings. This was the jungle trek I expected to go on in Thailand, but I was there in dry season.

Had to stop and catch my breath at points, was a pretty tough trail, but eventually we made it to the top of one of the mountains, which I think was around 1900 meters (not sure what altitude we started, I guess 1500-1600). Pretty nice view at the top, then we started hiking (mostly climbing) down. About halfway down it started raining, drizzle at first then harder. I don't have a raincoat so I was getting soaked slowly trying to get down the mountain without slipping and killing myself. Eventually got to the main road and it started pouring, I was completely soaked and very cold. Made it back to the hostel for a disappointing shower of alternating hot and cold water then took a break watching movies in the lounge for the rest of the day. Probably very sore tomorrow.


stace said...

hey bro
i havent seen you on msn in a bit.
but i was thinking
when we meet in johannesburg on the 17th
maybe the 18th and 19th we could
take a quick trip into swaziland
before we leave on our trip
i got a sweet guide
with some backpackers
and cool places to go.
there really isn't much to do
in joburg for 3 days
before we leave.
anyways. think about it.
will i see you in durban at all
before the 17th?
i'll be living with the fam
and we'd love to have ya
hope you are safe.

May 5, 2007 3:06 AM  

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