Mount Ophir

The Summit:

Telecom tower

Telecom tower

The summit at 1276 m

The summit at 1276 m

View from the summit. Okay lah...

View from the summit. Okay lah…

Open field #1

Open field #1

Open field #2

Open field #2

The summit consists of two open fields connected by a narrow ridge. The summit plaque is on open field #1. From the summit, Melaka town and the Straits of Melaka are visible on a clear day.

The Descent:

For the descent, we followed the same route where we came (i.e. we skipped the KFC section). We took about 4 hrs to reach back the mountain base.

KFC - Dun play play

KFC – Dun play play

The above photo was taken during one of my earlier trip to Ophir whereby we descended from the mountain via KFC. This photo does not really show the steepness of the slope (easily more than 50 degree inclination). The two ladies were descending down a gigantic slab of rock that was more than 3 story high.

Other interesting sights

There are some waterfalls in the nature reserve. One of the better ones is Puteri Fall (named after a legendary Princess) loacted a few hundreds metres from the Gunung Ledang Resort (located a few km from the park HQ).

Puteri Fall

Puteri Fall

The waters are quite clear

The waters are quite clear

Video clip of Mount Ophir summit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw6Sm00gzBo&feature=player_detailpage

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