In the case of Mount Hallowes, I can't help but think that my hiking buddy and I tried to conquer it on the wrong day; one in which we encountered considerably wetter and muddier conditions than expected. Some day, I hope, we'll be able to get to the top of the second highest peak in Sai Kung East Country Park; this not least since we -- and another friend -- already have been up the Sai Kung Peninsula's highest hill in 481-meter-high Shek Uk Shan! ;b
The first shock of the day: seeing a monkey
so far away from Kam Shan Country Park!
where we thought the trailhead for one of the
paths leading up to Mount Hallowes was supposed to be!
Well, while wandering around looking for another trail up the hill,
we did at least pass through a fairly scenic area ;S
Some red ribbons left by those who had gone before us
-- and, we presumed, knew what they were doing!
See how wet the leaves (and rock surface) were?
To make things worse, we encountered mist
in the further reaches of Mount Hallowes!
We did get to a point where we could spot (and identify)
but decided to head back down the hill soon thereafter
Among the day's hike "souvenirs" was this puncture wound
my hike buddy acquired after he walked into a sharp-edged
boulder that had been partially obscured by the vegetation! ;(