So, after several weeks of hardcore hikes, my team decided to take it easy today. That means 30Km! We did the Care Action circuit in Sai Kung. Here’s the story:
Thanks for the message below.
I studied the Care Action routing and I’m clear on it now. I think I can handle the navigation.
We may not get it 100% perfect, and we’ll probably have a few stops and starts, but we certainly won’t get lost.
So, let’s do it !!!
To further elaborate, on Saturday, October 3d 2009, I would also like to cordially invite all of you to my guest house on The Peak! I have dreaming and practicing this line for quite a while so I’ll say it again – I would like to cordially invite all of you to my guest house ON THE PEAK! — Sharp Peak, that is! (I am yet to find a Nina Wang so can’t quite afford Victoria Peak yet! ;-) )
We’re going to do a gentle run from Pak Tam Au to the turning to Sharp Peak (should take 30 minutes). From there, we’ll do a fast-paced climb up to the 399M Sharp Peak. As we are about to reach the summit, my watchman will stop every single one of you to collect the toll taxes (HKD 100 per head). All you ultra fit people (Steve, Yuki please read) will then let me be the first one to reach and touch the summit since I can’t afford any embarrassment in home territory. We will then take a mandatory 10 minute break to admire the scenery and take photos!
After that we will run back down to the turning and hit the 2 beautiful beaches, Ham Tin and Sai Wan. We will then continue to jog all the way to Pak Tam Chung. We can buy water at my friend’s place in Sai Wan.
Total distance will be about 20Km (Yes, I know, our mammoth hikes over the past weeks dwarfs this by far but hey, this used to be my practice trail for as long as I can remember!)
We can actually make this 40Km by following the Care Action route (http://www.careaction.org.hk/). Unfortunately, my map reading and direction following skills aren’t the best. So, Steve, if you can figure that out, that would be an awesome way to extend the hike and spend a Saturday.
Yay or Nay?
PS: No, the HKD 100 toll tax is not a joke
Steven W. Sparksman wrote:
> Team Meetup 5.0 !!!
> You may have noticed there is no Training Hike planned for this Saturday.
> The reason for that is the Wilson Raleigh is the following weekend, so this will be a weekend of rest.
> However, we won’t be doing nothing….Vince has invited us to join him on his personal training hike.
> This will be a 20km Trail Walk/Run along the trails surrounding Sharp’s Peak.
> This is Vince personal playground and we’re very lucky to be invited along.
So, a couple of facts I got wrong (a) Sharp Peak is about 414M (b) Care Action is 30Km not 40Km.
The day couldn’t have started better. Cloudy weather. Beautiful foliage. Fresh air. Greenery everywhere. We reached Sharp Peak (Care Action didn’t call for that but we did it any way) after about 1 hr 15 minutes of starting as always, I was captivated by its beauty.
Headed on to the peninsular after that. The sun was out but there was enough breeze to keep my body temperature under check.
We had some friends on the way too.
Finished at Pak Tam Chung at about 4 something.
Fantastic day out.
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