A nightmarish jungle hiking

Topics: Hiking, Fear, Camping Pages: 1 (436 words) Published: October 2, 2014
After the PMR examination, we were not only sick of studying but also to even look at books. After some discussion, Ben, Tom and I decided to go for a camping trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two days camping trip. Nevertheless, we had never imagined that it would turn out to be a nightmarish incident. That morning, we equipped ourselves with the necessary camping gear and sufficient food which could last us for two days. Then, we got onto our motorcycles and made a beeline for our destination. When we reached there, we parked our motorcycles under a big shady tree. After that, we began to climb Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang). During our ascent, the steep mountain drained us of our energy. Before dark, we reached a picturesque waterfall and decided to camp there for the night. When night fell, we sat around a campfire and enjoyed ourselves telling jokes and scaring one another by telling horror stories. Tom who was a live-wire among us has us in stitches with his jokes as well as his silly antics. Since it was a cold night, we snuggled close to each other and slipped into slumber soon. The next morning, we hike into the deeper part of the forest and made our way up some steep terrain gingerly. After two hours, we decided to return to the campsite for some food. To our horror, we realized that we could not find the way back, we were lost. We frantically tried to retract our steps, but to no avail. To our terror, we accidentally walked into a situation from which there was no escape. We had encountered a king cobra which stopped us in our tracks. Fearing for its venom bites, all we could do was to stand still. Sensing our fear, the cobra raised its head as a sign of attack. It was Tom who was attacked. He was groaning in pain while the cobra quickly glided away. Time is the essence. We had to carry Tom to a doctor and as we were in the deep of the jungle we knew that we had to move fast. Finally, we reached our motorcycles and without a word/ without any...
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