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to hike or not to hike January 22, 2012

Filed under: blah blah blah — daughterofdestiny @ 22:25
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If I do not have any plans on a Sunday morning, and if I do not feel tired from the previous day’s work, I usually ask myself this question: ‘to hike or not to hike’.

Most of the time, my lazy bum would choose to laze at home. But on those rare occasions when I manage to drag myself out of bed, shower, put on proper attire, take a bus and get to MacRitchie reservoir; I have no regrets. It is most certainly a great place to sweat it out, burn some calories and enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna.

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Usually I’ll take the Nature Trail, towards the Tree Top walk, and down Jelutong Tower, ending at the boardwalk. This 10km route was shown to me by a friend, Bee.

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Tree Top walk. Once, I made a mistake of looking down at the trees below and my legs just stopped in its track. I looked around sheepishly, and seeing there wasn’t a single soul around, I abandoned my pride and used both hands to hold on to the handrails for my dear life. Okay, I exaggerated a tad bit.

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If you are hiking with a friend, I suggest both of you stop talking at this point. Concentrate on getting enough oxygen into your lungs. Looks easy to you? Try it, show off.

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Down the Tree Top walk.

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Towards Jelutong Tower

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Step on these to cross the stream.

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trail leading us to the boardwalk

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If you do not want to dirty your running/hiking shoes, avoid coming here the day after a heavy rain.

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Cyn L and Cin C navigating the muddy trail

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View of the reservoir. It does not look this murky usually.

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The pond with crystal clear water, the day after a heavy rain.

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Flora

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Fauna. Can you spot it?

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At the boardwalk, you may spot the ‘four-legged snake’

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I ALWAYS look forward to see these monkeys

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On one of the hikes, I saw this monkey scratching away at its facial injuries, which I guess was from gang fights. Hope no infection sets in…

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So, will you join me for a hike the next time round?

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