At the same time, because you're pretty much guaranteed to come across other hikers on that trail, the Dragon's Back is a safe bet to go on if you're hiking by yourself. So that's where I headed one Sunday afternoon sans my usual hiking companions -- though I have to confess that I ended up diverging from the planned script by deciding to also tackle the less scenic but considerably more peaceful Pottinger Peak rather than just follow the much traversed Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 to its conclusion over at Big Wave Bay...
Even on a foggy day, it's hard to resist pausing to
admire the view at this point along the Dragon's Back :)
I'm also the kind of hiker who will pause to admire
pretty wild flowers... ;b
Especially on hot days, the existence of some
shady sections of trail are most welcome ;)
Pottinger Peak is one of those Hong Kong hills where
Near the top of 312-meter-high peak are what appear
Speaking of ruins: the trail leading up there
is not the best maintained around! :O
The very top of Pottinger Peak is extremely unglamorous looking
-- but I still like that I can say that I've now been up it!
The coolest sight of the hike came on the descent, in the
form of this bird with the unusually elaborate tail :)