As we were driving on the new LEKAS (Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban) Expressway en-route to Melaka on Friday, Adeen pointed out Bukit Broga in the distance - a hill he had climbed twice, once with an ex-schoolmate and the other with a couple of his cadet-pilot pals.
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LEKAS is E21 and the the 2 blobs on the extreme right are the peaks of Bukit Broga
It was an easy enough scramble uphill for him but one of his mates got pretty winded and at one point even threw up. That got hubby suggesting that we (Muni, him and I) give the bukit a try the following day as we had planned to return from Melaka later in the evening.
Alamak, suddenly I got gabrah over this Bogra.
"Can makciks do this HILL?"
"Off course..., YOU can" says Adeen, "just think of it as a cardio workout."
How challenging is it?
Here are some facts from http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=440768
near Broga, Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia)
Elevation min: 276 feet, max: 1,271 feet
Accum. height uphill: 1,207 feet, downhill: 1,168 feet
Difficulty level: Easy
Time: 2 hours 52 minutes
Ends at start point (loop): Yes
We drove to Semenyih - just outside the town we made a pit-stop at the Petronas Station for toilettes and dawn prayers. Then continued on past the University of Nottingham and stopped in front of a rabbit farm.
The beginning of the trail up is right opposite it.
(pic taken after the descent)
The starting-point through an oil-palm plantation
6.20 am, still dark
Up the trail - a glimpse of the sun-rise through the trees
Adeen helping the weakest link in the chain
Further up..... hubby and the 1st look-out in the distance
The last few steps up to the 1st look-out are the steepest
Resting at the 1st look-out,
notice hubby's wandering hand....
(he was gauging my muscle tightness actually hehe)
one for the camera
A view of the first peak from the 2nd look-out point
At the second look-out point contemplating the final assault to the peak
Hubby giving me a butt-shove up and around a big boulder, hahaha
Muni's turn (on her own)
At the 3rd look-out and the peak
A joyful occasion indeed for helping mum to the top
The Rabbit Farm from the peak
Back down - stopping for some petai and starfruits.
It was a good climb. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thanks very much to hubby, Muni and Adeen for your help and patience.
Now to deal with the hamstring DOMS...
Some scenic views