|Group photo before the start - check out the tools we brought!|
The last clean-up I did was in 2014 - with Leave No Trace objectives in mind. This round, my hash walk group, Evergreen, decided to do something out of the ordinary walks and hikes. I had proposed SACF as the hash walk destination last month - Pete added on the clean-up idea after our chat group revealed a clean-up exercise (separate event) done by a member. Today we realised that clean-up mission.
Our main target is the route MOU > The Wall > Masterpiece > Peak Garden, and we discovered the big chunk is the area near the base, or trailhead.
Personally, I was worn out from today's trip, partly due to yesterday's hike at Gunung Hitam. I have reserve energy but it ran out when I and a few did the heavyweight of grabbing, pulling, carrying, dragging, and transferring the big pieces. And loads of them...
Below are photos from our "expedition..."
|A pouch and a bottle|
|This is the bulk we soon discovered|
|Rather than dragging one by one, we piled them up a one spot|
|The dumpsite we located quite near the junction turnoff|
After clearing the forest enough to reach here, I soon took up the role to man this spot - and haul the big pieces from the forest's connecting trail (temp) to this final destination.
|Need to make wider as the drag needs a big space|
|'Fantastic Four' who focused the bulk of their energy here|
|20 out of 24 who reached the peak before the "fantastic four" did (photo: Mike Long)|
|Both hands are tied (photo: Mike Long)|
|Work continues at MOU trail|
|The flat, exposed junction of MOU and The Wall.|
|It wasn't sunny, due to haze, so we're not scorched|
|View of construction site from The Wall.|
|At the Peak Garden|
Peak Garden is the local name. It should be interesting to know that the official name, as per RSO map, is North Hammock (Bukit Pasir) - 226m. Part of this Setia Alam area here were formerly known as North Hummock Estate - one would notice a little spelling disparity with the peak's name - "hammock".
|Before descending, we had a chat the the 4x4 petrol heads|
|Revisiting the decommissioned transmission tower at the outer MOU trail|
|The old generator set is still intact|
|Unusual round pattern formed by double-lined trees. Inside is pristinely flat and undisturbed.|
|The last haul. SS Tan and I took turns to transfer this to the dumpsite. My parachute cord put to good use.|
|Relax! (Photo: ?)|
Complete photo gallery at https://www.jimmychew.com/Outdoor/Non-Camping/20190908-Clean-Up-at-Shah-Alam-Community-Forest-SACF/i-k8VcmFv
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