Hiking – Walk On Mountain http://walkonmountain.com/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:25:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://walkonmountain.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/favicon-5-120x120.png Hiking – Walk On Mountain http://walkonmountain.com/ 32 32 Kengo Kuma adds mountain-shaped canopies to hiking trail overlooking Mount Fuji https://walkonmountain.com/kengo-kuma-adds-mountain-shaped-canopies-to-hiking-trail-overlooking-mount-fuji/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:15:00 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/kengo-kuma-adds-mountain-shaped-canopies-to-hiking-trail-overlooking-mount-fuji/ Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates designed a collection of pointed umbrella-shaped structures inspired by the surrounding mountains for a staging area in Japan. Oath Hill Park is a rest area with restrooms and an observation deck in a rural, mountainous location along a popular hiking trail on the eastern outskirts of Oyama City […]]]>

Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates designed a collection of pointed umbrella-shaped structures inspired by the surrounding mountains for a staging area in Japan.


Oath Hill Park is a rest area with restrooms and an observation deck in a rural, mountainous location along a popular hiking trail on the eastern outskirts of Oyama City in Japan.

Oath Hill Park is located on a hiking trail and provides visitors with a place to rest and use the restroom

Kengo Kuma has designed a collection of umbrella-shaped wooden structures that resemble the tapered shape and snow-capped peak of distant Mount Fuji for the small “park”.

Oath Hill Park features an observation deck sheltered under two adjacent umbrella canopies where hikers can rest, as well as restrooms adjacent to the rest area.

Image of resting canopies at Oath Hill Park with Mount Fuji in the distance
Awnings and toilets were designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates and were inspired by the summit of Mount Fuji

The two umbrella-shaped shapes, used as an observation platform and for sheltering rest, were titled Eastern House. These fit into their roof and are fully open at ground level, where they are surrounded by a long, curved bench.

The umbrella canopies are supported by large internal columns which, like the canopies themselves, were constructed using wooden pillars linked together by large iron rings.

One of the roofs that are part of the sheltered viewing areas has been wrapped in a translucent fluorine-coated membrane that reveals the wood skeleton below when illuminated.

Inside the structure of the Eastern House, the timber frame has been left exposed to highlight the structural integrity of the building and maintain a connection with the underside of the viewing and rest areas.

Oath Hill Park structures are lit from inside with warm lighting
A translucent membrane covers the roof of an awning, revealing structural integrity when illuminated

The adjoining roof was covered with an opaque material which was also treated with fluorine for its waterproof qualities.

The toilet structure has a cylindrical shape and an identical opaque peaked roof. The walls of the building have been wrapped in a white plaster that echoes the color of the roof that tops it, as well as the snow of Mount Fuji.

Oath Hill Park structrues pictured against views of Mount Fuji
The structures were built using wooden pillars and iron

Elsewhere in Japan, the nonprofit Nippon Foundation organized Tokyo Toilet, a project that saw architects modernize the downtown Tokyo district of Shibuya public toilets.

As part of the project, Toyo Ito created a public toilet housed in three mushroom-shaped volumes, while Wonderwall referred to primitive Japanese huts by constructing toilets in a maze of concrete walls marked with planks.

Kengo Kuma and Associates recently unveiled plans to add a contemporary sculptural stone entrance to a Gothic cathedral in France. The architectural firm also built the cedar-clad Japan National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.


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Investigation to investigate four hiker deaths in two years at “hard and remote” Mount Augustus https://walkonmountain.com/investigation-to-investigate-four-hiker-deaths-in-two-years-at-hard-and-remote-mount-augustus/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 04:09:26 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/investigation-to-investigate-four-hiker-deaths-in-two-years-at-hard-and-remote-mount-augustus/ “The temperature in spring and summer on Mount Augustus can regularly exceed 40 degrees, and that does not take into account the radiant heat coming from the rock. “There is no potable water available in Mount Augustus National Park and very little natural shade or shelters built.” Thelma and Brian Green died while hiking Mount […]]]>

“The temperature in spring and summer on Mount Augustus can regularly exceed 40 degrees, and that does not take into account the radiant heat coming from the rock.

“There is no potable water available in Mount Augustus National Park and very little natural shade or shelters built.”

Thelma and Brian Green died while hiking Mount Augustus.

Ms Collins said Dr Paul Luckin, a witness with “considerable expertise in surviving extreme conditions”, would testify.

“It will describe how dangerous the environmental conditions can be for visitors to Mount Augustus and what precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of visitors,” she said.

“This could include simply not attempting the summit hike at certain times of the year, or starting the hike no later than 6 am and carrying no less than six liters of water per person. “

The opening statement also recognized that Mount Augustus was “in a remote part of the world,” but the area was growing in popularity despite it.

“The peak season for visitors to Mt Augustus National Park is typically April through October with, on average, 4,000 visitors during these months. This number is believed to be increasing, ”Ms. Collins said.

The investigation will take place over three days, Tuesday through Friday, with 16 witnesses to testify, including police, government agencies and the owner of the Mount Augustus Tourist Park.

Inspector Darryl Cox, who was attached to the WA Mid West Gascoyne Police District Office and involved in the emergency response, also prepared a report for the state coroner.


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Hike the Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford and Crocker Points https://walkonmountain.com/hike-the-pohono-trail-from-tunnel-view-to-stanford-and-crocker-points/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 15:01:56 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/hike-the-pohono-trail-from-tunnel-view-to-stanford-and-crocker-points/ This hike was all about the view and there were a few dandies, not to mention a good workout as I earned 3,415 to see those gorgeous views along the Pohono trail. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 8.79 milesDifficulty: moderate to intenseElevation range: 4,384 ′ – 7,087 ′Elevation gain: 3,415Date: November 12, 2021CALTOPO: Pohono Trail from […]]]>

This hike was all about the view and there were a few dandies, not to mention a good workout as I earned 3,415 to see those gorgeous views along the Pohono trail.

Where: Yosemite National Park
Distance: 8.79 miles
Difficulty: moderate to intense
Elevation range: 4,384 ′ – 7,087 ′
Elevation gain: 3,415
Date: November 12, 2021
CALTOPO: Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford and Crocker Points
Canine hiking? No

I parked my vehicle in the upper parking lot at the east end of the Wawona tunnel and the trailhead started east of that parking area. I climbed the stone staircase that led me to the Pohono Trail.

The trail was well marked at the junctions and I followed the signs to Crocker Point. The trail crosses the old Wawona Stage Road after about half a mile and the direction can be a bit confusing if you’re not careful but I kept following the signs. The Old Wawona Road was built around 1875 and was a toll road that took passengers from the Wawona Hotel to Yosemite Valley. After a huge project that lasted twenty-nine months, including blasting over 4,200 feet of granite, the Wawona Tunnel opened in 1933. The Wawona Road was then shortened and rerouted through the new tunnel.

Early in the morning I got glimpses of Bridalveil Falls and Half Dome as the trail climbed through the trees.

Most of the deciduous leaves had fallen from the trees, covering the trail.

Soon the trail was emerging from the trees for a short distance, revealing some magnificent views.

The trail was well marked, but you had to be careful as it was covered in so many leaves.

Lots of trees had fallen on the trail, some really huge, but the trail crews had done an amazing job getting them off the trail. There were a few newer small trees on the other side of the trail, but I couldn’t get over anything. Well, maybe we made a little extra effort.

What a surprise to see these willows literally shining in the morning light?

I had originally planned to go to Dewey Point, but when I approached Crocker Point (elevation 7,090 ′) I guess I got lazy and decided it would be a wonderful place to stay. stop, take in the view and have an early lunch. Yosemite Valley place names by Richard J. Hartesveldt says that although there are two Crockers for which the point could have been named, it is probably for Charles Crocker of the Central Railroad, since the point west of it is named Stanford Point , according to Crocker’s partner Leland Stanford.

As I sat on my rock, I took a closer look at the steep rock face to my southeast. This gigantic slab looked like pure rock, but when I looked closely at it, the trees had somehow acquired enough anchorage to survive in small cracks. Beautiful!

I also checked out the views of the area above Foresta and the Devil’s Dancefloor.

It was time to go back down by crossing some very small coves.

On the way down I made a quick stop at Stanford Point (elevation 5,246). Yosemite Valley place names by Richard J. Hartesveld said he was probably named for Leland Stanford of Central Pacific Railroad fame and later Governor of California. A place called “Point of view of silence” is indicated on the first maps in the same locality and can be the same point.

I walked cautiously in some green areas as they could be a bit slippery going downhill.

Almost all the way down I noticed a dogwood tree hanging from its fall colored leaves.

Then, one last view on the way down.

I like to do this hike after a new snowfall blankets the high country as those White Mountains really highlight the view from the points. It can also be a good snowshoe hike, although you have to pack or carry your snowshoes in the first part, and you will be generously rewarded with the view. Once the Badger Pass opens, you can also snowshoe or ski to Dewey Point. But no matter how or when you do it, the views from each of these points are incredibly beautiful. You look straight into the valleys and far into the high country. My camera just can’t do it justice.

Canine hiking? No

Dogs are not allowed on the Tunnel View Trail.

Where animals are not allowed

  • On trails, including the trail to Vernal Fall (however, pets are allowed on the Wawona Meadow Loop)
  • On snow-covered roads without snow
  • In undeveloped and wild areas
  • In public buildings
  • In the shuttles
  • In accommodation areas
  • In all campsites / walk-in and group campsites, including Camp 4
  • In any other area, as signed

These regulations protect both pets and wildlife from disease and against each other. The National Park Service has banned pets from the trails for many years. In particular, some pets hunt wildlife, pollute water sources, and can become defensive and dangerous in unfamiliar surroundings. Pet owners have the onus of ensuring that their pet does not damage the values ​​of the park for others in areas where pets are allowed.

Doarama:

What is a doarama? This is a video playback of the GPS track superimposed on an interactive 3-dimensional map. If you “grab” the map, you can tilt or rotate it and look at it from different viewing angles. With the rabbit and turtle buttons, you can also speed it up, slow it down or pause it.

Hike the Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford, Crocker and Dewey Points Doarama

Card and profile:

CALTOPO has free options for mapping and here’s a link to my hike this week, which you can view or download: CALTOPO: Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford and Crocker Points

Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford and Crocker Points Topographic Map

Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford and Crocker Points Profile

Sources:

http://www.undiscovered-yosemite.com/wawona-road.html
Schaffer, Jeffrey P. Yosemite National Park, Complete Hiker Guide. Berkeley, Calif .: Wilderness Press, May 2008. Pages 290-292.
Yosemite Valley place names
http://www.ohranger.com/yosemite/poi/stanford-point
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_valley_place_names/#s
Hartesveldt, Richard J. Place Names of Yosemite Valley. 1955

Previous blogs in this area:

Hiked the Pohono Trail from Tunnel View to Stanford, Crocker and Dewey Points November 26, 2018

Hike from Tunnel View to Dewey Point January 12, 2018

View from tunnel to Dewey Point hike January 8, 2014


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Bob Hike: A Loop Hike on the New Improved Daniels Pass Trail | Hiking bob https://walkonmountain.com/bob-hike-a-loop-hike-on-the-new-improved-daniels-pass-trail-hiking-bob/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 18:12:21 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/bob-hike-a-loop-hike-on-the-new-improved-daniels-pass-trail-hiking-bob/ Bob falcone The “original” path of Daniels Pass in the north of the park Cheyenne Cañon is known for its difficulty. It is unreasonably steep and often covered with crushed granite from Pikes Peak, which makes the climb difficult and the descent dangerous. Add to that heavy erosion, unmarked trailheads, and having to find your […]]]>








The “original” path of Daniels Pass in the north of the park Cheyenne Cañon is known for its difficulty. It is unreasonably steep and often covered with crushed granite from Pikes Peak, which makes the climb difficult and the descent dangerous. Add to that heavy erosion, unmarked trailheads, and having to find your way through North Cheyenne Creek, it’s easy to see why many people didn’t even know the trail existed and why it was ripe for it. a renovation.

The Daniels Pass Trail was part of a larger project in this part of North Cheyenne Cañon Park, a project that also included the construction of several miles of new trails, as detailed in a previous column. It was announced last week that the Daniels Pass project was finished, so I went there to see firsthand how things turned out.

On this hike, I did a loop that started at Powell’s recently paved parking lot at the intersection of Gold Camp Road, High Drive, and North Cheyenne Cañon Road, just past Helen Hunt Falls and across the top of the Park. From the parking lot, follow Gold Camp Road approximately 1.25 miles, up and over closed tunnel # 3. At the intersection of Gold Camp Road and St. Marys Falls Trail # 624, turn left and continue through the tunnel, across the creek and onto Gold Camp Road. About 1.7 km, turn left onto the Daniels Pass Trail.






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Daniels Pass trailhead on Gold Camp Road.



From there, the hike is pretty straightforward. The first intersection you will come across is the west end of the Sweetwater Canyon Trail, in which case you will stay on the Daniels Pass Trail.






Daniels Pass and Sweetwater

West intersection of Daniels Pass and Sweetwater Canyon trails. For this hike, continue straight over Daniels Pass.



After passing the Mid-Sweetwater Canyon Trail, the Daniels Pass Trail intersects with the Sweetwater Canyon Trail again just over 2.5 miles from the parking lot.






Daniels Pass and Sweetwater is

At the second intersection of Daniels Pass and Sweetwater Canyon, turn left and start descending.








Cheyenne Mtn View

View of Cheyenne Mountain from the Daniels Pass Trail



From there turn left and start descending over Daniels Pass. This is where the most significant improvements have been made to the trail. This section from the ridge to North Cheyenne Creek was, in places, very steep. The section of the trail now has a number of switchbacks which makes the hike easier and safer, but also longer than before. The new Bruin Trail intersects with the Daniels Pass Trail just under 3 miles, at the top of one of many switchbacks. Turn right and stay on Daniels Pass Trail. Finally, about 3.75 miles you will come to a new bridge that crosses the creek.






Daniels Pass Bridge

This bridge is one of the biggest improvements to this trail. Before that you had to find a rickety and unstable old “bridge” made up of a few thin logs thrown over the stream.



Cross the bridge and take the continuation of the Daniels Pass trail to the other side of North Cheyenne Cañon Road. The trail is approximately 0.3 miles to where it meets the lowest point of the Upper Columbine Trail. Turn left here and follow the Upper Columbine Trail for another 1.5 miles, where you will end up at your starting point. The total distance of the loop is approximately 5.25 miles.






Daniels Pass Loop

GPS track for this loop. This hike went counter clockwise.



Things you should know: There are a number of alternative paths you can take on this hike, so feel free to explore. The area is well delimited by a new set of signs developed by the Park Service, which also appears in other places. However, these trails are not yet on the COTREX app or website, but the Parks Department is working on updating all of the city’s parks and trails to this system, with the goal of completing them d ‘by the end of 2021, according to the senior landscape architect. David Deitemeyer, who was also responsible for this project. A map of the Daniels Pass area is available here. There are porta-pots and a trash can available at the trailhead, but no water, so be sure to bring your own. Besides the gradual and easy elevation change along Gold Camp Road from the Powell Lot to the Daniels Pass Trailhead, the only significant elevation gain is from the intersection of the Daniels Pass Trail and Upper Columbine Trail. Total ascent for this hike is less than 900 feet. Daniels Pass, Sweetwater Canyon, Mid-Sweetwater Canyon, Bruin, and Columbine trails are multi-use trails, except for motorized vehicles. Please use the appropriate track etiquette and be kind to each other. Leash dogs are allowed.






Powell car park

The Powell parking lot, where this hike begins and ends. This hike starts at the bottom of the lot, on the left



How to get there: North Cheyenne Cañon Road is closed until May for a bridge replacement project, so the only way to enter the park by car is through Gold Camp Road. Gold Camp Road is a dirt road in the park and although it is generally passable by car, it can be difficult when covered in snow or when it rains, and it is generally difficult to wash off. The park gates are closed and locked at 9 p.m. November through April and 10 p.m. the rest of the year, so plan ahead.


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Bow Spider Review: The Solution For Hands-Free Hiking During Archery Season https://walkonmountain.com/bow-spider-review-the-solution-for-hands-free-hiking-during-archery-season/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 18:06:20 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/bow-spider-review-the-solution-for-hands-free-hiking-during-archery-season/ Now you can carry your compound bow hands-free and with minimal hassle, thanks to the Bow Spider. There is always an avalanche of new products and innovations in the world of bow hunting. Many products that I have come across seem totally useless to me. I’m the kind of hunter who never wants to carry […]]]>

Now you can carry your compound bow hands-free and with minimal hassle, thanks to the Bow Spider.

There is always an avalanche of new products and innovations in the world of bow hunting. Many products that I have come across seem totally useless to me. I’m the kind of hunter who never wants to carry the weight of something I don’t need in the backcountry.

I was introduced to Spider bow attending the Total Archery Challenge in Terry Peak, South Dakota. I was skeptical at first. It seemed like another extra gadget product that would add weight to my system with little reward. In this case, I was wrong.

The Bow Spider is a simple and easy-to-use mounting system for your bow, and it lets you move hands-free in the woods.

Read on for my full take on this great product.

What is the arc spider?

There are two main components of Spider bow ascend. The first is the pole, which is attached to your bow via the stabilizer base. The second is the receiver, which is designed to be mounted on you.

There are a few options for mounting the receiver bracket. You can purchase clips that attach the receiver to the waistband of your bag. There are also straps designed to secure the receiver to the back of your bag.

Attaching the receiver to your belt gives you two very convenient options. You can slide the pole into the receiver and just let your bow hang down by your side, or you can pull it across your body and secure it with your bag’s chest strap.

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(Photo / Rachelle Schrute)

Letting it hang essentially gives you the ability to let go of your bow without putting it down. If you are standing for a long period of time or watching, you can slide the pole into the receiver in one quick motion and have your hands free.

Bow Spider assembly

The position of the strap holder was a game changer for me. With the bow mounted on my belt, I was able to swing the bow across my body, thread my chest strap through the riser, and secure the bow in front of me. For long hikes, rough terrain, or crossing multiple fences, that means my hands are completely free and my bow is securely attached to my body.

Another feature I didn’t expect is that when my bow is connected and I’m exhausted, I can basically put my arms on it and rest my head on my bow. This gives you the equivalent of a “field office” to lay your head on.

The other option of attaching your bow to the back of your bag certainly has practical uses. If you take long hikes to places where you don’t need quick access to your bow, or maybe you get to land on horseback or mountain bikes, the rear support seems like a good one. solid option. I didn’t use it on the back of my bag.

I usually hunt in areas where I want my bow to be easily accessible, and I happen to be a little human. To mount your bow on your back with the bow spider without removing your bag, you need to swing your bow over your head.

For some, this can be an easy task. For me, not so much.

The rainbow spider in action

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The Bow Spider in slingshot mode. (Photo / Rachelle Schrute)

This year I used the Bow Spider my entire archery season. I hiked very steep terrain, crossed several streams and countless fences.

The whole time I was moving my bow was in this forward sling position. My hands were both free which gave me more stability and agility, with the added benefit of eliminating the hand / arm fatigue that comes with carrying your bow manually.

In cases where I wanted to drop my bag and move faster through thick wood, I unclipped my chest strap, lowered the bow, and lifted it off the receiver. It’s quick and easy, meaning I could drop my bag down pretty quickly and go with my bow in hand.

A huge bonus: use in your vehicle for safe storage

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An ingenious means of transport for your bow; (photo / Rachelle Schrute)

The next thing I’m about to tell you is not listed as intended use. It’s my little idea. Not for honking, but BEEP BEEP.

Because I didn’t intend to use the straps to mount my second Bow Spider to the back of my bag, I instead mounted it in the back of my driver’s seat. That alone is a reason to buy one. It gives you a quick and safe place to mount your bow in your vehicle. I hate having a big, bulky case and hate having my bow just resting in the backseat, especially when my quiver is full of broadheads.

This solution keeps your bow safe and quickly accessible. I went a little further and made a small incision in the base of my seat, threaded a Velcro strip through it, and attached the lower limb to the metal frame of my driver’s seat. This means the bow doesn’t wiggle even on the roughest roads.

Where it could be better

No product is flawless. Unfortunately, the Bow Spider certainly has one. It all comes down to the post. The metal mounting piece that attaches to the actual bow has two drawbacks.

The first is simple: it adds weight. Can’t tell if the weight is noticeable to me, but if you count ounces it’s worth noting.

The second fault is a big problem that I am still trying to resolve. The pole is secured by removing your stabilizer, lining up the hole in the Bow Spider pole with the mounting hole on your bow, then reattaching your stabilizer. For this reason, if you have the style of stabilizer that twists instead of bolting, the weight of your bow on the pole almost always loosens your stabilizer.

After an entire season of hunting with the Bow Spider, I finally got into the habit of quickly turning my stabilizer every time I pick it up.

This is not ideal but will not prevent me from using the Bow Spider either. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Final thoughts

I love this thing. I think a definitive way to decide whether or not you like a product is to go out there without it after you’ve used it for a while.

Unfortunately my vehicle was broken into after the opening weekend of the rifle season this year. One of the items taken was my hunting bag, and my bow spider was attached to my bag. I then went on a few more archery hunts, only to find myself distraught without being able to easily tie my bow to myself. It really felt like I was struggling in a way that I hadn’t had all season.

That alone will be the reason I will be replacing my stolen Bow Spider before next season. It’s a solution to a problem I didn’t even know I had, and it dramatically improved my ability to move around the field.


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7 hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia that lead to great food and drink https://walkonmountain.com/7-hiking-trails-in-peninsular-malaysia-that-lead-to-great-food-and-drink/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 09:33:08 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/7-hiking-trails-in-peninsular-malaysia-that-lead-to-great-food-and-drink/ These are quite simply the most rewarding hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia. Why, you ask yourself? Food. Boasting stunning beaches, unspoiled jungles, and gushing waterfalls, Malaysia has a lot to offer the avid hiker. While a typical excursion favors natural beauty, the hiking trails we present to you below emphasize good food as a reward […]]]>

These are quite simply the most rewarding hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia. Why, you ask yourself? Food.

Boasting stunning beaches, unspoiled jungles, and gushing waterfalls, Malaysia has a lot to offer the avid hiker. While a typical excursion favors natural beauty, the hiking trails we present to you below emphasize good food as a reward for getting out and moving. Even an intrepid foodie can follow.

7 best hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia that lead to delicious food and drink:

Kiara Hill, Kuala Lumpur

Dotted with numerous mountain biking and hiking trails, Kiara Hill is a recreation haven for residents of TTDI and Mount Kiara. The main trail connecting the two neighborhoods begins on an unmarked path at Mt Kiara and ends at the extended paved TTDI loop, and vice versa. To make sure you’re on the right track, a metal gate that you need to go through indicates the halfway point. Moderate hike consumes about an hour. A much more arduous trail stretches over Kiara Hill and Sri Bintang Hill, doubling the duration. It takes you from TTDI to North Kiara.

TTDI and Mont Kiara are respected epicurean hubs in KL, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars. Check out Der Backmeister and Common Man for pastry and coffee at TTDI, as well as B-Lab and Soffle for pasta and desserts at Mont Kiara.

Monkey Beach, Penang National Park

As tourists flock to Georgetown for its decadent array of street food, the daring head to Penang National Park. Navigable on foot or by chartering a boat, several secluded bays attract hikers to Malaysia’s smallest national park. The famous attraction is Monkey Beach, named for its colony of primates inhabiting the surrounding area. What could be more rehydrating after an hour of profuse sweating? Cold beer and coconut juice at Tiger Monkey Bar & Leisure. Freshly caught seafood is available from the open grill.

Penang Hill

On a busy day, climbing Penang Hill by cable car can take as long as hiking due to limited capacity. At 833m high and over 3km long, the trail is not the most intense but some physical form is expected. As the temperatures cool as you gain altitude, the vegetation begins to change. Migratory birds and small mammals are also common. There are several epicurean options on the summit. Choose from David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace (afternoon tea), Monkey Cup Garden (cafe) and Hickory on Penang Hill (set meals).

Cameron Highlands

The hill station is full of dozens of trails that attract adrenaline junkies from all over the world. The majority of the trails start or end in Tanah Rata, the most populous town in the Cameron Highlands. The most decadent way to absorb all that Cameron Highlands has to offer is to choose a route that takes you through the jungle and ends at a tea plantation for a cup of tea and jam-filled scones. Trail 10 takes you to the scenic summit of Jasar Mountain, while Trail 6 takes you from the summit to the Cameron Bharat Plantation Tea House. Reserve 5 hours. A map can be downloaded to help keep you on track.

Tioman

An island made for hiking, snorkelling and diving, the rustic Tioman can be traveled on foot or by water taxi and scooter. As the majority of vacationers tend to focus on the sunset side, you can get away from the crazy crowds by venturing to the eastern shores of Tioman. While an asphalt road runs from Tekek to Juara, a hilly jungle trail connects the two towns. The 7 km route starts in Tekek and ends in Juara. Upon arrival, you can treat yourself to an unpretentious but no less delicious iced tea, pancakes and burgers at the Mia Café.

Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut

The prerequisite for removing this hike from the list is to stay overnight at the famous Pangkor Laut Resort. A private island inhabited by hornbills and whose waters give life to turtles, Pangkor Laut has long been a favorite honeymoon destination. Overwater villas and hillside cabins dot the eastern half of the island. A naturalist offers a guided jungle hike through the northern perimeter and a longer alternative leading to stunning sea views from the top of the southern perimeter. The highlight, however, is the beautiful Emerald Bay residing in West Cove. Here, Chapman’s Bar awaits your presence with cocktails and a range of local and international dishes.

Perhentian Kecil

Enveloped by turquoise waters, Perhentian Kecil fascinates visitors with its unique nightlife offerings around the conviviality and performance of fire. There is also no shortage of daytime activities as the island is bordered by several trails. The most popular of these takes hikers to the windmill, a landmark of Perhentian Kecil. This proposed itinerary begins with a boat rental to drop you off at Adam and Eve Beach, followed by a hike to the windmill and finally an arrival at Long Beach. End the day in Santai, where the restaurant serves delicacies such as lobster, filet mignon, and lava cake.

This article first appeared in Lifestyle Asia KL.

Heroes and Featured Images of Hiking Trails in Malaysia by Fidelia Zheng on Unsplash



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7 best hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia that lead to great food and drink https://walkonmountain.com/7-best-hiking-trails-in-peninsular-malaysia-that-lead-to-great-food-and-drink/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:03:16 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/7-best-hiking-trails-in-peninsular-malaysia-that-lead-to-great-food-and-drink/ Justin ng Director of Digital Content, Kuala Lumpur These are quite simply the most rewarding hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia. Why, you ask yourself? Food. Boasting stunning beaches, unspoiled jungles, and gushing waterfalls, Malaysia has a lot to offer the avid hiker. While a typical excursion favors natural beauty, the hiking trails we present to […]]]>

These are quite simply the most rewarding hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia. Why, you ask yourself? Food.

Boasting stunning beaches, unspoiled jungles, and gushing waterfalls, Malaysia has a lot to offer the avid hiker. While a typical excursion favors natural beauty, the hiking trails we present to you below emphasize good food as a reward for getting out and moving. Even an intrepid foodie can follow.

7 best hiking trails in Peninsular Malaysia that lead to delicious food and drink:

Kiara Hill, Kuala Lumpur

Dotted with numerous mountain biking and hiking trails, Kiara Hill is a haven for TTDI and Mount Kiara residents. The main trail connecting the two neighborhoods begins with an unmarked path at Mt Kiara and ends at the extended paved loop of TTDI, and vice versa. To make sure you’re on the right track, a metal gate that you need to go through indicates the halfway point. Moderate hike consumes about an hour. A much more arduous trail stretches over Kiara Hill and Sri Bintang Hill, doubling the duration. It takes you from TTDI to North Kiara.

TTDI and Mont Kiara are respected epicurean hubs in KL, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars. Check out Der Backmeister and Common Man for pastry and coffee at TTDI, as well as B-Lab and Soffle for pasta and desserts at Mont Kiara.

Monkey Beach, Penang National Park

As tourists flock to Georgetown for its decadent array of street food, the daring head to Penang National Park. Navigable on foot or by chartering a boat, several secluded bays attract hikers to Malaysia’s smallest national park. The famous attraction is Monkey Beach, named for its colony of primates inhabiting the surrounding area. What could be more rehydrating after an hour of profuse sweating? Cold beer and coconut juice at Tiger Monkey Bar & Leisure. Freshly caught seafood is available from the open grill.

Penang Hill

On a busy day, climbing Penang Hill by cable car can take as long as hiking due to limited capacity. With a height of 833 m and a length of more than 3 km, the course is not the most intense but a certain physical form is expected. As the temperatures cool down as you gain altitude, the vegetation begins to change. Migratory birds and small mammals are also common. There are several epicurean options on the summit. Choose between David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terrace (afternoon tea), Monkey Cup Garden (cafe) and Hickory on Penang Hill (set meals).

Cameron Highlands

The hill station is full of dozens of trails that attract adrenaline junkies from all over the world. The majority of the trails start or end in Tanah Rata, the most populous town in the Cameron Highlands. The most decadent way to absorb all that Cameron Highlands has to offer is to choose a route that takes you through the jungle and ends at a tea plantation for a cup of tea and jam-filled scones. Trail 10 takes you to the scenic summit of Jasar Mountain, while Trail 6 takes you from the summit to the Cameron Bharat Plantation Tea House. Reserve 5 hours. A map can be downloaded to help keep you on track.

Tioman

An island made for hiking, snorkelling and diving, the rustic Tioman can be traveled on foot or by water taxi and scooter. As the majority of vacationers tend to concentrate on the sunset side, you can get away from the crazy crowds by venturing to the eastern shores of Tioman. While an asphalt road runs from Tekek to Juara, a hilly jungle trail connects the two towns. The 7 km route starts in Tekek and ends in Juara. Upon arrival, you can treat yourself to an unpretentious but no less delicious iced tea, pancakes and burgers at Mia Café.

Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut

The prerequisite for removing this hike from the list is to stay overnight at the famous Pangkor Laut Resort. A private island inhabited by hornbills and whose waters give life to turtles, Pangkor Laut has long been a favorite honeymoon destination. Overwater villas and hillside cabins dot the eastern half of the island. A naturalist offers a guided jungle hike through the northern perimeter and a longer alternative leading to stunning sea views from the top of the southern perimeter. The highlight, however, is the beautiful Emerald Bay residing in West Cove. Here, Chapman’s Bar awaits your presence with cocktails and a range of local and international dishes.

Perhentian Kecil

Enveloped by turquoise waters, Perhentian Kecil fascinates visitors with its unique nightlife offerings revolving around the conviviality and performance of fire. There is also no shortage of daytime activities as the island is bordered by several trails. The most popular of these takes hikers to the windmill, a landmark of Perhentian Kecil. This proposed itinerary begins with a boat rental to drop you off at Adam and Eve Beach, followed by a hike to the windmill and finally an arrival at Long Beach. End the day in Santai, where the restaurant serves delicacies such as lobster, filet mignon, and lava cake.

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breakfast and hike the River-to-Ridge trail https://walkonmountain.com/breakfast-and-hike-the-river-to-ridge-trail/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 12:15:52 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/breakfast-and-hike-the-river-to-ridge-trail/ The River-to-Ridge Trail (R2R), located at the foot of the village of New Paltz, is a free ribbon of paradise for the public just steps from local restaurants, shops and historic sites. The Off-Road Loop, created with support from the Open Space Institute (OSI) in partnership with the Mohonk Reserve, offers walkers, joggers, cyclists of […]]]>

The River-to-Ridge Trail (R2R), located at the foot of the village of New Paltz, is a free ribbon of paradise for the public just steps from local restaurants, shops and historic sites. The Off-Road Loop, created with support from the Open Space Institute (OSI) in partnership with the Mohonk Reserve, offers walkers, joggers, cyclists of all ages and skills a chance to cross acorn-corn stalks in gold backed by the sublime curves of the Shawangunk Mountain ridge.

Visitors can park on the free municipal lot next to historic Huguenot Street or Plattekill Avenue and refuel with breakfast or lunch, and browse local shops and galleries before or after the hike without get caught up in the often heavy buildup of westward traffic from the Wallkills. Another advantage of the grounds in town over the official trailhead is that you are more likely to find parking.

Fill it up first

Bewitching aromas of coffee, waffles and baked goods invite you to Main street bistro (59 Main Street). Located in an old brick building with a large sign of a painted hand making the peace sign pointing to the sky, the restaurant is owned and operated by Doug Thompson, a local triathlete and trainer who is often behind the counter or kitchen himself.

Le Bistro, circa 1993, is deeply rooted in New Paltz’s DNA. It’s hard to get people to choose their top three breakfast dishes, but most students and climbers would vote for the breakfast special, which includes two eggs of any style, with hash browns. and whole wheat toast for $ 1.95. Hard to beat that price, but for a little more there are countless incarnations of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options like chicken and waffles, or hash salmon made with grilled salmon, poached eggs and homemade fries. , all glazed with Asiago cheese and Hollandaise.

Right in front of the Bistro is the Grid side B (62 Main Street) known for its delicacies like green eggs and breakfast ham and bruschetta, made with scrambled eggs, mozzarella and basil on squares of toasted garlic bread.

Both places have a range of coffee drinks and fresh baked goods, but for a more traditional coffee, one of New Paltz’s iconic spots is The bakery (13a N. Front St), which serves breakfast, sandwiches, gourmet coffee, pastries, bread and artisan cakes.

The hike: where to start

Fully fortified? Now walk. The R2R trail has two main accesses: one to approach on foot and the other by car.

The first entrance flows harmoniously from the outskirts of the village across the Carmine Liberta bridge at the end of the main street. A stone-paved gazebo and seating area with a viewfinder provide a respite or meeting place before the hike before setting out. This entry is for hikers, walkers and cyclists only – no cars – to start the R2R trail.

For those heading straight for the trail with their car, the formal trailhead (42 Springtown Road) is located 800 meters beyond the Wallkill River and offers parking, a bicycle and air repair station, as well as an information kiosk. As the official entrance to the trail, however, the parking lot fills up quickly.

The R2R round-trip scenic loop, which you can access from either entrance, is approximately 6 miles. Those more for a scenic walk may enjoy a shorter pass over flat terrain along the first mile and a half of the trail that winds along the Walkill River and through cornfields. This part of the trail, located on farmland and floodplains, is wide open so there is no chance of getting lost.

Hiking: Connecting the trails within the R2R

Take the trail a little further to Duck Pond to see turtles and mallards, and take in the Skytop Tower view at the Mohonk Mountain House Resort and Spa.

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The trail is wide, well maintained, and can accommodate bikes, baby joggers, and all kinds of non-motorized activities, without ever feeling too crowded.

Once the trail begins to climb west towards the Gunk foothills, those wanting a more vigorous exit can continue while those walking around can turn around here.

When you reach the ridge of the R2R trail, approximately 2.3 miles, the panoramic valley and mountain views can be the highlight of your walk. But you can walk further into the foothills of the Mohonk Preserve, a protected natural area of ​​over 8,000 acres of land and 30 miles of historic motorable roads.

The R2R connects to one of the most popular routes: Pine Road, located just after the R2R Butterville Road junction. This country farm road is bordered by pasture and disappears into the woods, converging with well-marked trails that lead to the Glory Hill Trail, which winds up to the majestic Duck Pond.

This pond is teeming with wildlife including snakes, frogs, box and serpentine turtles, and, yes, mallards and ducks. Rustic benches frame one end of the pond. From this vantage point, hikers can see the Skytop Tower, a century-old stone edifice built by the Smiley family, owners of the Mohonk Mountain House Resort and Spa.

This loop adds an additional 2 miles to the 6.6 mile R2R loop, but is worth every ounce of extra effort. Once the hikers have completed their stay at either R2R Foothills Ridge or Duck Pond, they can begin their trek back to town with the lollipop-shaped loop coming in a single thread down the trail. flat and winding through the agricultural fields.

Cross the bridge again for a lift after the hike to Mud puddle coffee or the neighbor Jar’d Wine Bar, both located at Water street market (10 main street), where you can take in incredible views of the loop you just completed.

Details: Download a map of the River-to-Ridge Trail from the OSI website and find more information about day passes or Mohonk Preserve memberships at mohonkpreserve.org. Although R2R is free, once entered the territory of the Mohonk reserve, rangers at the small kiosk will ask to see membership cards or collect the daily fee in cash or by credit card, which is $ 10 for hikers. / runners and $ 15 for cyclists.

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What is a great hiking trail in New Jersey? https://walkonmountain.com/what-is-a-great-hiking-trail-in-new-jersey/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 12:48:13 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/what-is-a-great-hiking-trail-in-new-jersey/ If you love the great outdoors and there is nothing you love more than a great hiking trail then you are definitely in the right shape. New Jersey has beautiful trails everywhere. And now a local post has focused on New Jersey’s best hiking trail. Let’s see if you agree. Photo by Evandro Saroka on […]]]>

If you love the great outdoors and there is nothing you love more than a great hiking trail then you are definitely in the right shape. New Jersey has beautiful trails everywhere. And now a local post has focused on New Jersey’s best hiking trail. Let’s see if you agree.

Photo by Evandro Saroka on Unsplash

We start by showing a little love to some of the great local trails in our area, although the trail Love Exploring chose as the best in the state is not in Monmouth or Ocean counties, this which is rather disappointing.

Some of the Monmouth County trails that you told us are really good include Thompson Park in Lincroft and Holmdel Park in Holmdel, as well as Manasquan Reservoir in Howell and Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold. You can get details on all of this and more on the Visit Monmouth website.

And Ocean County hikers tell us you love to hike Double Trouble State Park and Turkey Swamp Park. So it is clear that there is no shortage of great hiking options here in Monmouth and Ocean counties. So where is the “best”?

Well, Love Exploring has chosen a trail for each state, and their choice for New Jersey is the Stairway To Heaven in Vernon Valley. That must be worth the trip just for that name, right? The trail includes a boardwalk at the start and a 1.6 km suspension bridge. Wow, that looks amazing!

But of course we love to celebrate things close to home, so take advantage of our great hiking trails.

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On the list, there is a robust mix of offerings ranging from large schools and nightlife to public and pedestrian parks. Some regions have experienced rapid growth thanks to the establishment of new businesses in the region, while others offer a glimpse into the history of the region with well-preserved architecture and museums. Read on to see if your hometown makes the list.

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Phoenix to Close Popular Hiking Trails When Temperatures Rise | Arizona https://walkonmountain.com/phoenix-to-close-popular-hiking-trails-when-temperatures-rise-arizona/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 18:15:00 +0000 https://walkonmountain.com/phoenix-to-close-popular-hiking-trails-when-temperatures-rise-arizona/ (The Central Square) – Hikers hoping to access some of the valley’s most popular trails will be turned away once temperatures start to rise next spring. The City of Phoenix voted to ban people from hiking the Echo Canyon and Cholla trails on Camelback Mountain and all trails bordering Piestewa Peak in the Phoenix Mountain […]]]>

(The Central Square) – Hikers hoping to access some of the valley’s most popular trails will be turned away once temperatures start to rise next spring.

The City of Phoenix voted to ban people from hiking the Echo Canyon and Cholla trails on Camelback Mountain and all trails bordering Piestewa Peak in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve on days the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning.

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board voted on the issue Thursday. It took effect immediately.

The city voted to close some trails in July amid the summer heat. The pilot program saw the aforementioned trails closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days a warning was in effect.

The change will likely close these trails for days running from May to mid-September on an annual basis.

The city said during times when trail access is limited, parking lot doors will be closed and signage will be posted. Parks and Recreation will be responsible for communicating closures. City park rangers will be near trailheads to enforce closures.

The city is spending an inordinate amount of taxpayer money saving backpackers who underestimate Arizona’s dry heat and need to be rescued from both places.

Twelve firefighters suffered from heat-related issues last summer after performing three consecutive rescues on the two mountains. The city said two of them had been hospitalized with acute kidney failure due to dehydration and exhaustion.

While these are the most popular trails in the area, Parks and Recreation said 215 miles of trails will still be available.


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