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Upcoming Hikes

Sun, April 26 2015: Lantau Trail Stages 9 & 10
Led by: David (Tel/Whatsapp: 5329 4284)
Walking Time: 4hrs
Meet: 9.30am at the Central Ferry Pier for the 9.40am ferry to Mui Wo
Description: We`ll take the bus to Tai-O and alight at Shek Pik Reservoir to follow the Lantau Trail stage 9. We`ll amble along at a steady pace visiting some beaches in the area. If the weather isn`t too hot we`ll continue on stage 10, before finishing on Lower Cheung Sha Beach where we have the option for a bite to eat at The Stoep. Once we are done, we`ll head back to either Tung Chung or Mui Wo via bus.

Sun, May 3 2015: Border Walk from Shueng Shui, the Crest to Lo Wu to Lok Ma Chau
Led by: Keith (Tel: 6050 2268)
Waking Time: 5-6 hours
Meet: 9:45 am at Exit A of Sheung Shui MTR station
Description: The walk is mostly on flat ground except up to the Crest (183m) and the ridge paths at the end to Lok Ma Chau. Great views into China. You will also meet birds, fish ponds, border fences, military observation posts in the former restricted border areas and Long Yuen wet grounds. Most of the walk is unshaded. The route: from Sheung Shui MRT>along Sheung Shek River>Ng Tung River>up Tai Shek Mo>down Tak Yue Lau opposite the Lo Wu Bridge>border road>up the isolated hill at Seng Ma Lei Yu>along the fence road>Ta Sha Lok fish ponds>Ping Hang border road>up the ridge to spot height 134m> down to Pun Uk Tsuen>Chau Tau >Lok Ma Chau bus stop. Please bring gloves and enough water.

Sun, May 10 2015: Tai Mo Shan & Shing Mun Woods Walk
Led by: David (Tel/Whatsapp: 5329 4284)
Waking Time: 6 hours
Meet: 9.30 am at Tsuen Wan MTR Exit A
Description: From Tsuen Wan we`ll take taxis to Chuen Lung, a village hidden in the Tai Mo Shan famous for its Chinese countryside dim sum. (Sorry we shall not have time to taste the food there) The walk will start from the village along the contour 300 m path towards the Shing Mun woods until reaching a high point at around 600 m hitting the Tai Shing Stream. We shall then be heading back to Tai Po where the hike ends. There will be some climbing near the beginning and later we'll descend into Tai Po, but most of the trails are well established, level and shady.

Sun, May 17 2015: Sam A Chung snorkeling, coast and 2 streams treks
Led by: Keith (Tel: 6050 2268)
Waking Time: 6 hours
Meet: 9:20 am at Tai Po MTR exit opposite to the coffee shop.
Description: We shall start from the Bride's pool bus terminus and walk to the source of Sam Ah Chung and do a down-stream trek along its lower course until it hits the sea. At its river mouth where fresh and salt water meet we shall skin-dive to watch corals, fishes, crabs and curious marine creatures . Moving eastwards with a coast trek along the rugged shore, we shall hit Ma Niu Shui and start an upstream climb to a waterfall to rinse our salty body with fresh water. Entering the Ma Niu Ho stream course with some bushy parts, we shall move north to join the Sheung and Ha Mui Tin paths returning to the bus terminus. Bring enough water, gloves, a mask and a snorkel (optional). Recommend to wear shoes while entering the waters to prevent cuts from possible sharp edges hidden underwater. Hikers will be responsible for their own safety.

Sun, May 24 2015: Cold Water Stream trek, stream channel wading, pools and sandwich rock
Led by: Keith (Tel: 6050 2268)
Waking Time: 5+ hours
Meet: 10 am at Leung King Light Rail station in front of Leung King Shopping Mall, Tuen Mun.
Description: The Cold Water Stream (Tai Leung Shui) in the Castle Peak basin is rich with "sandy beach" pools drained by unpolluted water. The sand comes from disintegrated rocks after heavy erosion resulted from military activities. We shall trek between its middle & upper course to see an interesting rock-split like slices of a loaf of bread. Need to wade water in part of a stream channel covered under dense bush and to walk on gravelly slopes. Bring a pair of gloves and wear a pair of amphibian shoes and be prepared to dip into the water. Starts from Leung Tin Pass and end up in Lung Kwu Tan Beach.

Sun Sept 6, 2015: Junk Trip
Led by: Amanda
Meet: 9:30 am at University MTR station
Description: We'll go aboard a junk in the morning and make a tour around the beautiful islands in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong. Remember to bring your swimming suit as we will definitely stop somewhere to swim. We may also take the opportunity to explore some of the islands after swimming. So, please bring along with you a pair of sandals good enough for walking along the shore. Food and drinks are NOT provided, so please bring whatever you need to survive the whole day. I'll divide the junk hire charge among the number of people who ACTUALLY show up. So, feel free to bring your friends along, but you need to book your places in advance. To book your place, or for more information, please email Amanda.

Hiking (almost) every week! More hikes coming soon.

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Hiking Recommendations

Please always bring plenty of water, sun protection and a snack. Also, in very bad weather or high air pollution, the hike may be cancelled. If in doubt call the hike leader. It if rains, we usually go anyway although we may change the route. 

Note that whatever the actual walking time, with travel and eating a meal afterwards, these hikes usually end up taking most of the day so don't expect to be back home until late afternoon/early evening unless specifically mentioned!!

Disclaimer

Join these hikes only at your own risk. The hike leader and those connected to this group and this website may not be held responsible for the safety or well-being of anyone who chooses to join these hikes.

A typical group (from left): Kathy, Jasmina, Angela, Ann, Dennis, Trisna, Mark and Kai.

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