HKTR (Hong Kong Trash Removers) clean up Mac 2 and Sharp Peak Hong Kong Trail Runners put on their Samaritan hats to become Hong Kong Trash Removers. The idea was to restore the beauty of Sharp Peak by getting rid of all the garbage on the peak. Prior to the hike, I received intelligence reports…..
Two (clean) Trails Are Better Than One Choosing is a lot easier than you think Do you want a delicious slice of pizza with some extra cheese on it OR do you want a cup of mouth melting ice cream with some extra dark chocolate on it? I know what you’re thinking — do you…..
I was originally going to simply chill and laze away this rainy day but there is no greater action-inducing driving force than a threat to one of my properties. It’s like the animal kingdom. A hippo, for instance, hates it when another creature encroaches into his territory. He immediately defends what rightfully belongs to him……
As part of my penultimate training for next week’s HK100, I was torn between deciding which of my two luxury homes to visit – Plover Cove or Sharp Peak. After much contemplation, I eventually decided on Sharp Peak. It was a cold day. It seemed like even the cows in Pak Tam Chung were exercising…..
It was back to old times today. I bought the bulky (and increasingly expensive) South China Morning Post and decided to pay a visit to my mansion on Sharp Peak to read it. I started the run right at Pak Tam Chung as that’s the furthest you can park motorbikes in Sai Kung. I took…..
What could be a better way to start the Year of the Rabbit than to do a Sharp Peak circuit run? Actually, looks like my fitness took a toll. Energy wasn’t flowing that freely. Maybe the coffee today morning. (Had coffee after a very long time. Still bad for health). Good to bump into Roz’s…..
A public holiday in Hong Kong can only mean one thing and that’s more hiking! So, today being a public holiday, it was time to hit my holiday home again on Sharp Peak. It was supposed to be rainy again and the skies did look pretty dark at 0600 in the morning. I took my…..
Fantastic hike. Photos here. We gathered at Wong Shek pier, took a 14$ boat ride from there to some “Wan”. Walked alongside pipelines for a bit and then on a beach before beginning the climb to Sharp peak. The previous attempt is here. The climb was quite steep at the end and we had to…..
As usual, went to Sharp peak to read newspapers and magazines. Pics here. Speed was the same – 1 hr 5 mins from Pak Tam Au and 1 hr back from Sharp Peak to Pak Tam Au. Saw a helicopter hovering a few meters above Sharp peak. The co-pilot waved to me as they were…..
Did a great night hike on 13 Aug 08 from Sai Wan -> Stage 2 -> Sharp Peak -> exit a Pak Tam Au (14 Aug 7AM). Pictures didn’t turn out so well because of mist and a low-quality DC (but hey, it works!) Frugality at its best And so the conversation went like this:…..
Pics on the hiking page. Clear and sunny day. Amazing pics. Enjoyed a run on Stage 2 from Ham Tin to Pak Tam Au on the way back. Run took almost 1 hour. Finished at 18:37. Where the sky meets the water Tags: Everyday life, GORGEOUS TRAILS, Hiking in Hong Kong, My Sharp Peak!, Sharp…..
Started at 11.20AM on a Pak Tam Au/Sharp peak/Ham Tin/Sai Wan/Pavilion hike that ended at 4.30PM. Give the intense heat, this hike is definitely one of the hardest hikes I’ve been on. Tags: Everyday life, GORGEOUS TRAILS, Hiking in Hong Kong, My Sharp Peak!, Sharp peak
Pictures on the hiking page. It’s not often that I’ve seen the HK weather forecast go completely wrong but today was certainly one of those days! What was supposed to be a day fraught with heavy winds and rains turned out to be an overcast/partially sunny and hot day! As much as I love hiking…..
Buried under my bag, right at the bottom of the compartment I thought I had searched many times and over was my camera! So, those helping me look for a camera on Sharp peak (yeah, right), the mission has been accomplished! Thank you. Tags: Everyday life, GORGEOUS TRAILS, My Sharp Peak!, Sharp peak
Did a good Chi Ma Wan hike today but I can’t publish any pictures unfortunately since I believe I lost my camera on Sharp peak from the run 2 weeks back! I placed the camera on the flagpole on the summit to take a 10-second auto picture. I am not sure if I retrieved the…..