SaturdayHikers are commencing hikes on 7 October 2006 following a get-together on 1 October to arrange volunteer leaders (see future hike schedule further down).
The following text is our routine reminder to hikers.
If you wish to volunteer to lead a hike, please email Lynn on nseymour@...
or Bill on asialog@...
(in case one of us is away) with your choice of date (after checking if it is available below)and your name will be pasted on this list. Please be specific as to area of your hike so that others planning a hike will not duplicate in the same area, e.g. Tai O, Lantau and not just "Lantau". You will need to send out full details of your hike or activity during the week prior to the Saturday by posting them on this website yourself.
Please realise that you have responsibiity as a leader to know the hike you lead well (eg. to have recced the hike recently prior to leading it). An advantage is take chalk with you to mark the correct turnings if there are several choices and in order to allow slower hikers to follow the correct way and not get lost!
Additional Information to be provided by the leader in an e-mail a few days before the hike:
Meeting Place & Time:
How to get there:
Start and End Locations:
Possible Hike exits for an easy alternative:
What to bring? :
Leader contact telephone details:
WE REQUIRE LEADERS FOR ALTERNATIVE HIKES ON THE SAME SATURDAY SO THAT WE DO NOT HAVE LARGE UNMANAGEABLE GROUPS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT. WE ARE HOPEFUL WE CAN GET A 50-50 SPLIT (eg one easy hike and one moderate or strenuous hike). WE NEED LEADERS FOR 2 DIFFERENT HIKES. ALTERNATIVELY, ARRANGE FOR 2 HIKE LEADERS TO STAGGER THE SAME HIKE SO THE SLOWER HIKERS MEET 1 LEADER EARLIER AND THE FAST ONES MEET THE 2ND LEADER LATER.
PLEASE NOTE THE HIKE LISTINGS BELOW AND THE DISCLAIMER:
Disclaimer. Participants in walks do so entirely at their own risk. No responsibility is implied or taken for any inaccuracies in the itineraries. The walks may be cancelled, the destination changed or the level of endurance altered without prior notice. By joining the walk, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the walk leaders, The organisers and any other participants in the walk from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or damages arising thereof.
AUTUMN/WINTER/SPRING HIKE DATES TAKEN BY VOLUNTEER LEADER(S):
REMINDER - It is the hike leader's responsibility to post full details of their hike during the week prior to their hike (see guidelines above).
7 Oct (Mid -Autumn Festival Public Holiday)
HIKE 1 Below Sunset Peak,Lantau - easy - Bernard
HIKE 1 - Dragon's Back, Shek O - moderate - Steve Titchener
HIKE 2 - TBA somewhere on Lantau - Peter McTavish
HIKE 1 - Mui Wo to Pui O (along the coast) Easy. Lorraine Davies
HIKE 2 - Tai Tam/Twin Peaks, HK Island. Strenuous - Camilla
28 Oct (Long weekend - Cheung Yeung Holiday on Monday 30 Oct)
HIKE 1 - Maclehose Stage 5 & Lion's Rock - easy to moderate - Lily & Tim
HIKE 1 - Lantau falls (infamous mermaid/monsters of the deep pool)-strenuous, 2 start times - Denise
HIKE 2 - Little Hawaii - Jenny
HIKE 1 - NW New Territories, Starling Inlet via old walled village of Lai Chi Wo ending at Bridges Pool. Long but moderate 5-6 hours - Peter and Sam
HIKE 1 - Discovery Bay - Mui Wo over Tiger's Head - strenuous - Lynn
HIKE 2 - Sham Wat Road to Shek Pik Reservoir - easy - Anna and Michal
(the aim is to get everyone from both Hike 1 and Hike 2 to meet up for late lunch in Mui Wo in the dai pai dong by the sea, near the ferry)
HIKE 1 - Shek Pik to Tai O - moderate but long - Bill
ONE HIKE ONLY - Admiralty-Bowen Rd-Black's Link - Anna & Michal & Spiro
EVENING - Saturday Hikers' Pre-Christmas Dinner & social get together at The Helena May, Central.
HIKE 1 - TBA - Rebekah, Christiane and Frank
HIKE 1 - Tate's Cairn to Sai Kung - Bill
ONE HIKE ONLY
NB 23 Dec-6 Jan 07 Overseas Trek - Kerala, Southern India - organised by Roger Brumhill
ONE HIKE ONLY
HIKE 1 - Maclehose Stage 3 & 4 - strenuous - John the Vet
HIKE 2 - should be easy
HIKE 1 - Plover Cove Reservoir - strenuous - Liz & Malcolm
HIKE 2 should be easy
HIKE 1 Kwun Yat Shan via Flying Dragon & Tai O - moderate 4-5 hrs - Peter and Sam
HIKE 1 - Shatin - Tai O, easy to moderate - Tim and Lily
HIKE 2 - TBA - Rebekah, Christiane and Frank
HIKE 1 - Sunset & Lantau Peaks. Mega strenuous - Camilla
HIKE 2 - Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau. Easy but long (+5 hrs) - Jane
CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS 18-21 FEB
EASTER GOOD FRIDAY 6 APRIL, EASTER SUNDAY 8 APRIL
END OF SEASON - THERE WILL BE AN END OF SEASON PARTY (Francis is organising the venue)
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