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With my one full day in Taman Negara, I set out early for some trekking.  Still that early morning glow, I embarked on the trial toward the canopy walk and not 100 meters later came across a wild boar, just crossing in front of me.  I took this as a sign of a good day and continued onward.  The canopy walk was less stimulating.  Due in part by the queue and the required spacing on the bridge, the walk took longer than expected and no wildlife was spotted.

On the way back, headed on this other trail for a quiet relaxing hike to a mini summet in the park.  Only a few moments later, a guided walk enterted the vicinity and engulfed me like a gelatinous substance; I ended up trapped in the middle of this band.

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   The views at the top of the peak were rewarding, and after drying up and taking a breather, I headed back down to finish the loop and head back across the river for some lunch.  However, the morning was not complete as a mouse deer and a small snake were spotted, again fairly close to headquarters.

After lunch, I got my things together, including torch, to set off on a 3.something kilometer hike to these caves and animal hides, estimated to take a little longer due to hills and such.  Several small lizards and monitor lizards were spotted throughout the afternoon and early evening, as well as a porcupine.  The caves may have been amazing, however, with no guide and the over-abundance of bats, I only managed to go in a few meters, I took a knee on the caves.  The hides didn't offer the opportunity to spot any animals either. 

The last hike of the evening was the one back up to the guesthouse.

darkinvader143 says:
I had fun in Taman Negara. That was my 1st travel here in Malaysia. Did you enter the Bat cave there?
Posted on: Nov 23, 2008
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Welcome
Welcome
View
View
2/2 for creatures in the bathroom
2/2 for creatures in the bathroom
Looking across the riv
Looking across the riv
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Bamboo
Bamboo
Flower
Flower
Setting up timer on crooked tree
Setting up timer on crooked tree
Canopy walk
Canopy walk
Giving new meaning to ants on a l…
Giving new meaning to "ants on a …
View from some peak
View from some peak
Me on peak
Me on peak
Twisty tree
Twisty tree
hike
hike
Trees from prehistoric times
Trees from prehistoric times
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um...
Lizard
Lizard
Cave
Cave
Barely going into cave
Barely going into cave
Indiginous people, or campers?
Indiginous people, or campers?
Trap
Trap
Sweaty number 2
Sweaty number 2
baby snake
baby snake
Taman Negara
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