we took the mtr to shaukeiwan station to catch the bus to toteiwan trailhead to hike up dragon’s back trail to Shek O peak & down. 🙂
at first i wasn’t sure we were doing this hike this trip, since the guys did not walk the cheung chau coast & mini greatwall, which were easy by comparison to dragon’s back.
shaukeiwan station is also the bus terminus. we boarded bus no. 9 to toteiwan trailhead.
we followed the hong kong trail up to dragon’s back. we started at 9.56am.
some steeper climbs at the beginning.
not too difficult, about 1km up & 2.8km down.
but it was very foggy, so there was not much views to see at the vantage points.
the initial climb was also a little humid, so slightly oppressive.
nearer Shek O peak.
soon we were at Shek O peak at 284m. time was 10,41am, so we took about 45mins from toteiwan trailhead.
our mischievous friend added a 1 using rolled-up tissue before taking photo, to give the effect 1284m. he whatsapped photo to OPS group whatsapp. no one picked that up though,,,haha!
after Shek O peak, there were still many ups & downs. so it was not just a simple downward stroll….
& still totally cloaked in fog.
some more ups & downs.
after that going down was quite steep, and my friends were saying if we came up from the cape collinson side, it would be a tougher climb.
so we got down at cape collinson next to the tai tam gap correctional institution at 11.52, about 1hr 56mins.
& took the same bus no. 9 back to shaukeiwan mtr station.
after taking a walk around shaukeiwan’s street market, we took mtr to tin hau & walked 9mins to 民声冰室 daipaidong at 16wun sha street 浣纱街.
a very enjoyable & healthy hike & exercise, only thing was the quite heavy foggy day, so there was like almost no views & look outs at all.