Stream walk on 1st June 2014 from Fo Tan up to Grass Hill

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Area

Distance

Duration*

Elevation

Level of Difficulty

Northastern  New Territories

about 12 km

7 hours

Lowest:   25m
Highest: 647m

Three Boots

 

 

Please note the Disclaimer at the end which is reproduced here:-

People join this walk and any other walks organised by me, or via HK Trampers, at their own risks. Neither the walk organiser, nor HK Trampers, nor anyone involved with HK Trampers, shall be held responsible in any way for any injury, death or loss incurred, or for damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence, neglect, errors of judgement and inadequate orientation skills on the part of the walk organiser, HK Trampers, or anyone involved with HK Trampers.  Any parties who show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk will be deemed to have agreed to and unconditionally accepted this disclaimer.

 

 

1.   This Sunday,1st June 2014, we’ll do a 3-boot stream walk in the northeastern part of the New Territories.  We’ll meet at 10.30 a.m. at Exit A inside Fo Tan MTR station (on the East Rail).

 

2.     From the MTR station, we’ll either walk or take a taxi to the stream to start the stream walk.   We’ll walk upstream, in a valley in the foothills on the eastern side of Grass Hill.   The stream walk will take about 5 hours.    .

 

3.     We’ll exit the stream when we are half way up Grass Hill, and walk further on some dirt trails to the top of Grass Hill.    Once we hit Grass Hill, there are plenty of routes leading us back to civilisation.  One option is to walk to Tai Po.

 

4.     This is a very, very beautiful stream, dotted with many small waterfalls and pools which are perfect for a dip along the way in the hot weather.  So, bring your camera. swim gear and a pair of goggles.

 

5.     Beware though, stream walk is slippery and you should wear skid-resistant shoes.  One good brand is ‘5.10’ but it seems it is only available in one shop in Hong Kong.  If you need further information on skid-resistant shoes, please call the Trampers hotline below.

6.   Bring all the usual things, a lunch, enough water, a torch, sun block, mos spray and if weather looks dodgy, rain gear.

7.   If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk might be cancelled. If in doubt, call the Trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

8.     Please scroll down and read the Disclaimer below again.

Francis

 

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