Sunday, July 06, 2008

Bring on the Bananas!

as usual...trail trackers...HOO HAA !!!
I ran...I jumped right in...then I waddle towards it...a thunderous wall of water comes down at me...yet it was serene and an immense feeling of exhilaration as you're enveloped by the water... and as you look up...all you see are streaks of light that shone through curtains of water...I immediately shouted everyone...come in...come in...and setup my camera...everyone started coming in...even those initially not wanting to get wet... then in their faces I see bursts of excessive happiness...my shouts of hoo-haa was greeted with an enthusiastic riotous response...
there was an addictive energy all around to just smile, shout and just be crazy happy.We were at banana falls on sunday.It's a relatively approachable fall as compared to the others we've been to.

The walk to the fall first involved jumping into water at a pump station and then up to land again walking through some weeds before emerging to see that we are walking on the side of a highway retention wall....then there were big storm drains that we have to walk straight into...

Inside the storm drain...it was pitch black except for the exit on the other end...but it was very clean and walking through it wasn't a problem.We began to play with echo and the general tings one do for fun when crossing a storm drain...After the storm drain, we entered the jungle.This jungle path didn't have as many undergrowth and was relatively clear and a very easy walk.The main challenges posed by this walk would probably be alot of exposed tree roots that required someone negotiating through them to have at least a moderate sense of balance. That aside...there was alot of mud but the path was largely undisturbed and clean.
Then there it was...pisang falls...despite being a relatively small fall that doesn't really take your breath away...it was an interestingly beautiful one with a mix of folliage and rockface almost illuminated like it was a stage with light and shadows...

But being an easy walk also meant that this waterfall was the first that wasn't exclusively ours.
We suddenly had a whole bunch of kids storming towards us as we reached the waterfall...
Being the nice guys that we were...we let them have the spot under the falls and climbed up a path to an upper pool...it was quite accesible and safe to reach the top of this waterfall so instead of the typical photo with only crazy me on top of the waterfall, this time the whole group went up and had a photo. I told everyone to pose like me...I thought it be funny to see all of us posed that way...but only timmy was fun enough to follow...the classic model strut =P

The top pool was relatively small but it had it's fair share of fun with some small streams of gushing water that you can sit in and just relax. we spent most of our time here...until the kids are gone and we went down to the bottom pool...

the core proffesional cam whores....the core group of trail trekkers.
where we cam-whore in delight! =)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

it was fun, thanks guys for accepting me n my buddy with u guys on this trip. Its was nice to meet new, crazy, funny.......etc friends
ps: 18:34PM, well, its better than 2 months, lol

Suresh

Sim said...

Ai, brudda....it's HOOO AAAA!!!! lol :D

Damn poser....

Linus Linnaeus said...

US army says hooaah but i prefer hoo haa ! =P

Anonymous said...

hoo haa resonates the vocal punches of kungfu disciples.
another good trek. c u next one.
could we recruit a rock climber with gear to initiate canyoning activities?
-jsen

Anonymous said...

....have you guys considered lomography and cosplay elements?

zhiling said...

Living Life to the full...I hope to live by the principle that success doesn't mean making a tonne of money though I am blessed that i do make a decent sum...but success equates to appreciating all the God given wonder this world has to offer before my time is up...

dear... you still have your principles, and i'm waiting for you to make it up to me. I'm waiting for your call.

Wendy @ WendyLand said...

Hooray! Cool,nice write-up. It aint so bad to have the blog up within 2 days of promised timeframe,in fact it's way too efficient!... Exellenteh...

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