Looking back, I wonder whether I'd be so bent on going along this trail if I had realized that it involved such a steep descent along an unpaved trail where one ended up slipping and sliding down quite a bit. But now that I've done it, I have no regrets -- and for more than one reason, I can safely say that this particular hike actually was one of those I found more memorable than most... :)
The Luk Wu Country Trail is one of those that begins
with one having to go up a challenging number of steps
Happily, it also has sections of relatively level
as well as unpaved path
The kind of colorful wild flowers that are nice
visual additions to one's hiking experience :)
The trail cuts across a stream area that is really pleasant
when hordes of other hikers don't decide to break there
for a time -- as I've sometimes have found to be the case!
This is one of those waterfalls that appears to be seasonal
-- in that the first time I was up on the plateau, during a
drier time of the year, I didn't notice its existence! :O
This lizard I definitely did not see the first time
I was up on Luk Wu Plateau!
On the rugged, unpaved trail leading down to Chek Keng
The kind of rock pool that'd be tempting to go for a dip in
-- if not for it being not that easy to get to!
To be continued in the form of one more photo-essay...