I had looked forward for this trip, for weeks. At last, today, 23rd February, I went jungle trekking with the malaysian Nature Society Pahang Branch to Sungai Pandan waterfall. It had been a while since I had last gone for such activity. The last one was 1 1/2 years ago at Sungai Bekelah Waterfall with Roza and the kids. In fact we went twice that year. With the second trip, we went further up Sungai Bekelah.
After the surgery, this is my first jungle trekking thus I was so eager to go despite having recently twisted my right ankle and right knee. For the past few days I had been 'licking' my injuries, actually self 'urut' my painful joints. I frequent the Bukit Pelindung on Sundays even though barely hit a 200 meters mark as I was busy with my Nikon. I chose the stairs to the lift when going up the to floor at work and did some cycling at the physiotherapy unit. Today, I had a knee and ankle support to reduce further injury.
There were 15 of us and I was the third to arrive at the 7.30 am reporting time. The others arrived less than 10 minutes later, some in car pools.
After a short briefing and warm up led by En Khalid our guide, we left the meeting point at 8.00 am. We had to climb up and down a few hills before reaching our destination, that is the second waterfall newly discovered( kudos to Pahang tourism of the 22nd century). The journey was not that smooth as there was a huge fallen tree blocking our way. Khaled made a detour and we were greeted by a snake along the path. He then chose to continue by wading the river.
Along the way we stopped at 3 places namely pitcher plant area, kolam puteri(princess's pool) and the snake stop. The second waterfall was nice with a shallow pool and less steep cliff which was easier to climb. The water was cooler but not as good as Bekelah or Jerangkang falls.
The trekking took us about 4 1/2 hours to and fro. It was a tiring journey but not regrettable. Alhamdulillah.