Cameron Highlands Hiking

Posted by on April 27, 2011

After having spent quite a bit of time in cities lately, a bit of nature was my first priority upon getting back to Malaysia.

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Just a few hours away from KL, the Cameron Highlands offered hiking to ease my travel-weary soul. Trails surround the main town of the Highlands, winding up mountains and down ravines through woods filled with small animals, monkeys, and birds.

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My favorite moment in the area was on a back-trail, as I walked along just thinking about thinking. Suddenly a crash in the trees just off the trail caught my notice, and I looked up in time to see a troop of monkeys flying overhead. I stood watching until they were obscured by the treetops, and the comparative quiet of the birds and bugs returned.

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Unlike so many of the concrete “trails” I’ve seen in the past few months, most of the Cameron Highlands’ network is legit hiking through the forest. Several times I was forced up what might be described less as a trail, and more like a conveniently-placed root staircase. Taxing, but fulfilling all the same.

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One Response to Cameron Highlands Hiking

  1. codeman

    awesome. check on the logistics for exporting monkeys out of malaysia for me-

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