Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hong Kong Trail (Day 3)

On Day 3 and the final day of the outing, we continued with the other sections of Hong Kong Trail. The group took a bus and arrived at Big Wave Bay amid drizzle. Starting at Section 8 (the final section), we targeted to arrive at Section 4 where we stopped at Section 3 on Day 2. 

Voted as the top 10 trails in Asia, Hong Kong Trail is a well-maintained urban trail. The entire trail has 100 distance posts in 500 meters interval covering a total distance of 50km in 8 sections. Section 1 (with distance post H001) starts at Victoria Peak while Section 8 (with distance post H100) ends at Big Wave Bay. 

We went up and down the gentle slope on the long ridge that looks like the back of a dragon, and Dragon’s Back Trail is most appropriate to describe the terrain. This is a scenic section with the view of sea at both sides.

We started the hike/trail run at 8:15 a.m. amid drizzle for one hour, and emerged at H038 marker at 5:15 p.m., covering a distance of 31km in 9 hours.

The trailheads between Section 5 and 4 was almost 1km away walking on normal road. One has to know exactly where are these two locations in order to continue the journey.

We covered 19km on Day 2 (indicated by marker H037) and 31km on Day 3. So we completed the entire 50km of Hong Kong Trail in 2 days in a fun and relax manner.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos (Part 3) courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Arriving at Big Wave Bay, the Hong Kong Trail with distance post # H100
 Edwin Goh, the Team Lead, is so happy to see the distance post #H100 that he gave a "see teeth no see eyes" happy pose
 A wet and cold morning at Dragon's Back Trail 
 Superb scenery of Dragon's Back Trail
 Scenic view of Dragon's Back Trail
 Distance post #84 to #70 are running on the flat concrete for 7km
Run! Run! Run!
 Another scenic view along the Hong Kong Trail
 Arriving at Tai Tam Byewash Reservoir main dam ... (left) Josephine Hoh, Edwin Goh, Voon Lee, Lai Kuan, Dphany, KC Leong
 Leaving Tai Tam Byewash Reservoir main dam
 View of Hong Kong's dense high-rise buildings from the hills above
 Emerging at the end (or trailhead) of Section 5 of Hong Kong Trail
Yeah! we shall complete the journey! After walking for almost a kilometer, we finally found the trailhead to Section 4 to continue the Hong Kong Trail. In this photo, Section 5 is on the left; Section 4, right side.
Finally, we emerged at the end of Section 4 ... The day before, we completed Section 3, which was just 50 meter away.

Do CLICK HERE for the four (4) postings of Lantau and Hong Kong Trails outing.

Posted by KC Leong

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