the other way up Hong Kong’s highest peak

I hooked up with Alex with this hike, a member of The Hong Kong Trampers, an informal group of friendly folks who meet on Sundays to explore HK’s natural beauty that most people never see. We met at 10:30 a.m., at 7 Eleven in Tsuen Wan MTR Station (near Exit C).


Aside from Alex and me, 5 female hikers also showed up namely Lana, Nerissa, Pauline, Vivian and Xiaofeng Xu, so that makes us 7 adventurers off to Sheung See boulders, the other way up to Tai Mo Shan (Hong Kong’s highest peak).


We took a taxi to Heung Shek Cemetery to start out the hike.



There’s an occasional showers day before the hike and on the day itself it was 12 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) with some gust of wind.





I felt warmer than usual so I removed my hard shell upon entering the boulders which is the cherry on top of the hike. Climbing up large boulders in the stone forest gave me an adrenaline rush.





A good sense of balance and an agile physique and coordination is a must.




We stayed in the area and had our lunch to fully appreciate the stone forest and various interesting rock formations.



There are also large gaps between boulders but not covered with layer of leaves like in Mount Guiting-Guiting.







We then head up Tai Mo Shan through Kung Yam Shan to Lam Kam Road.

wildlife gracefully roam the place

trash along the trail, mixed congee from mainland China

peak


Pack it in, Pack it out!

 

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