Jungle Stream and Mahua Falls

on Friday, May 04, 2007

Mahua Sub-station, Crocker Range Park (LGS)
During my recent trip to Borneo, I made a visit to the Crocker Range Park. The Crocker Range is a range runs parallel to the western coast of Sabah. It is located about 2.5 hours from the town of Kota Kinabalu. At the north end of Crocker lies Mount Kinabalu which is the tallest mountain in South East Asia. The entire mountain range consists of sedimentary rocks laid out in layers of sandstone and shale which have been uplifted.
The Crocker Range Park was formed to protect the pristine forest and many endangered plants and animals but its primary function is to protect important watersheds to ensure a continued supply of clean, fresh water.
One of the stops was made to the Mahua Sub-station. From here, a short trail leads to the 50 foot high Mahua Falls.


Juvenile Cicada (LGS)

Mahua Stream (LGS)


Sedimentary Rock Layers at base of Mahua Falls (LGS)


Mahua Falls (LGS)


20 comments:

Molly said...

Ugly bug, gorgeous waterfall!

Janice Thomson said...

Such a beautiful stream and falls LGS! And I sheepishly admit to not knowing what a cicada looked like so I appreciated that picture immensely...do they damage the plants at all...and do they bite?
How tall is Mt. Kinabalu? Okay sorry but am always full of questions...how else does one learn LOL.

Squirrel said...

Oh I seriously LOVE waterfalls! But :( I have only seen one in real life, here in Oklahoma we don't have many and the ones we do have aren't THAT pretty!

Josie said...

LGS, those photographs are exquisite. I could walk right into that photograph of the waterfall. Can't you just imagine, on a hot summer day, standing beside that and feeling the spray?

Sigh...

That is so beautiful!

Josie

geewits said...

That's so weird. Just last week as we watched "Survivor: Fiji," I was saying I have never seen a huge waterfall in person (just some tiny ones in the Appalachians). I'm jealous you got to see that beautiful site, but also glad, because now I get to enjoy the picture!

evalinn said...

Nice falls Squirrel! (U´ll be on my blogs to check out list...). Looking forward to more pics!

adelym said...

I love the waterfall. Can you send me a bigger picture? I want to make it my wall paper on my PC

adelym said...

Josie..it's always summer here and never Christmas..ehehhe.. sounds like Narnia land ( the opposite before the White witch came )...
If you can Josie..come to Malaysia with your family for holiday. We actually have very beautiful nature places but they are kept secret. LGS wouldn't mind sharing with you where these places are as long as no one else knows..ehehhe

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

molly,
ah....not a bug lover. The bug sings a highpitch whine that is a constant sound in the jungle.

janice,
Cicadas spend most of their life as a larvae underground. They then emerge briefly to mate. During that time they emit a highpitch sound that is a constant companion of all who walk in the jungle. They do not bite. Mt. Kinabalu is 4,095 m asl.

squirrel,
Glad you like it. This is considered a small falls by Malaysian standards.

josie,
one of the things I enjoy most in treking into the jungle is to plunge into a cold clear jungle river or waterfall after the long hot trek.

geewits,
I'm kinda surprised the Appalacians doesn't have larger waterfalls. But there definately must be some in other parts of USA?

evalinn,
Thanks. look forward to your next visit and comments.

adelym,
Will do that.

Becky Wolfe said...

Thanks for sharing LGS!! Love seeing photos from other parts of the world. Looks like a beautiful waterfall!

Odat said...

wow...wish i were there!!!
Peace

Top cat said...

I love your photographs, these are beautiful.
I have to laugh, when I first started reading I thought it said Selamat DATING and I thought to myself, why are they dating there.lol

geewits said...

Hawaii has lovely ones, but I have not seen them. And there's a little place up north called "Niagara Falls." You may have heard of it?

Josie said...

LGS, I just found out the other day (!) that the highest waterfall in Canada is called Della Falls, and it is located on Vancouver Island near where I grew up. If you Google "Della Falls" you will see it. I learn something every day!

It still isn't as pretty as the waterfall in your photograph, however. My gosh that looks gorgeous.

patterns of ink said...

Wow! They're all great photos, but that last one you could sell as a poster. I need a trip like that to places like you've captured in these pix.

Proxima said...

That waterfall is missing something, like a beautiful woman bathing beneath it. Hey, you should have taken your wife and made her get in there. You know, spontaneity is important in life.

I love bats. please take some bat pics for me if you ever get the chance. There are some really pretty beetles in the world too.

-P

JR's Thumbprints said...

You have me longing for my youthful days when I'd go backpacking.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

becky,
you're welcome.

odat,
may your wish come true someday!

TC,
Selamat Dating would mean "safe" dating. It has a potential meaning. Selamat Datang is "welcome".

geewits,
of course. Niagara Falls!

josie,
Della Falls is now on my wish list.

Tom,
thanks for the kind words. Hope you will get to travel and exercise your photography skills.

proxima,
Bats? Hmm. Not so easy to capture with camera I suspect.

jr,
surely your youthful days were not too long ago! :)

Cheryl said...

I really enjoyed catching up on your blog. It's really fascinating to learn about a different culture and see the different sights. Great photos as usual.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for the kind words. Always nice to see your comments.

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin