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Monday, 22 January 2018

Bukit Unyang Recce 14th Jan 2018



Trig Station at Unyang Peak


Brief notes

  • Bukit Unyang is located Northeast of Kanching Waterfalls, in Hutan Rizab Kanching.
  • Trailhead towards Bukit Unyang is located after Level 7 of Kanching Falls.
  • Some old tape markers left by earlier explorers exists along the trail.
  • We did most of our bushwhacking works independently of the markers but somehow we stumbled upon them from section to section.
  • The last section at the false peak before crossing the saddle over to the Unyang peak is the toughest.
  • At the false peak, we could see Bukit Bunga Buah, Bukit Boyan and Bukit Tunggul.
  • All of the three primary obstacles are there - bamboo, thorny palm trees and thick ferns.
  • The overall distance from trailhead to the peak is about 2.5 km. Time to hike is about 3 hours.
  • The altitude according to RSO map is 730 metres.
  • After the last river crossing post level 7, there are no more stream crossing.
  • Leeches are present along the way until before the false peak.
  • Good to know - the waterfall/river that flows down is Sungai Chul Tinggi.

Bukit Unyang track