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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lantau Section 9-10-11-12

(25 kilometers)
7 hours

Difficulty: 6/10. For distance and slight elevation gain.

Appreciation: 6/10. Too much of it is flat pavement.

Transportation: Take bus route 1 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 11 in Tung Chung and get off just after the Shek Pik reservoir. Ferry back to Central from Mui-Wo

Why it's worth it:

Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/396096822

Get off the bus just after having crossed the Shek Pik reservoir dam. There are washrooms there so miht as well use them because there won't be any for a while. When done, wash your hands! ;-)
Then cross the dam.

Right after the dam, turn right

Trail is pretty straightforward; just follow the signs with the little hiking guys and you'll be fine. Yeah, high likeliness of these friendly hiking wild buffaloes...
About 2 hours in. 
On the way down to Pui-O, about 5 hours in.
Only place where I wasn't sure whether to go left or right. Go right!
In Pui-O, the signage is not great. You'll want to turn right towards the beach before the bus stop. If you see that you went through he village on the main road, you went too far. You'll sign the distance post every 500 meters so use them as your guides. From this point on, smooth sailing to Mui-Wo in section 12
Arrived in Mui Wo, why not have a bite at China Beach Club (not China Bear by the pier, China Beach Club, by the beach, about 10 minutes walk from the pier). Red fish curry, Greek salad and apple crumble! Yum!

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!