Dragon’s Back Shek O Peak Hike – Great Healthy Exercise on Day4 – 23Feb2017

queueing for bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

queueing for bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

after a simple & nice fun cheong breakfast at Superior Steamed Rice Roll Pro Shop 第一肠粉,

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.

bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

bus no. 9 at shaukeiwan bus terminus going to toteiwan trailhead

shaukeiwan station is also the bus terminus. we boarded bus no. 9 to toteiwan trailhead.

the last time i came for this hike was with my RI buddies on 12.1.2016.

toteiwan trailhead to dragons back shek o trail

toteiwan trailhead to dragon’s back shek o trail

we followed the hong kong trail up to dragon’s back. we started at 9.56am.

dragons back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

dragons back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

some steeper climbs at the beginning.

dragon's back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

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.

dragon's back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

dragons back trail - going up

dragon;s back trail – going up

the initial climb was also a little humid, so slightly oppressive.

dragons back trail - going up

dragon’s back trail – going up

nearer Shek O peak.

dragonss back trail - going direction of tai tam gap

dragon’s back trail – going direction of tai tam gap

Shek O Peak = 284m

Shek O Peak = 284m

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!

dragon's back trail - more ups & downs

dragon’s back trail – more ups & downs

after Shek O peak, there were still many ups & downs. so it was not just a simple downward stroll….

dragon's back = very foggy day

dragon’s back = very foggy day

& still totally cloaked in fog.

dragon's back trail - more ups & downs

dragon’s back trail – more ups & downs

some more ups & downs.

dragon's back - the way down

dragon’s back – the way down

dragon's back - the way down

dragon’s back – the way down

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.

toteiwan trailhead to cape collinson

toteiwan trailhead to cape collinson

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.

c.h.e.f andy

 

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