Huang Mu Waterfall (rA@s)

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Last Visit: 30 Aug 2009

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Trip Description

This stream is an offshoot of the famous Tai Shing Stream (jۼ). This offshoot is not frequently visited. The beginning is marked by a magnificent waterfall called Huang Mu Waterfall (r). It is so tall that it is also dubbed @s (A long dragon). Below 450M is quite steep, afterwards, the stream become embedded in tangling forest with very slippery ragged path. It is certainly not for casual hikers.

Location 1
Altitude : 280M

Description : The entrance of this stream is on the middle stream of the TaiShing Stream. So we've decided not to trek through the lower stream of TaiShing, we took a regular hiking path to bypass the TaiShing lower stream, so that we could reach Huang Mu Waterfall sooner. This metal fence indicates a quick access path to TaiShing middle stream.
Location 2
Altitude : 355M

We reached the foot of Huang Mu Waterfall (r). This waterfall could be roughly be divided into 3 sections. Each section has a different guise. The first section is about 25M tall.
There is a small pool under the waterfall, we chose to take on it on the left where the surface was drier.
Ronald is scaling up the 1st section.
At this point, we have to move from left to right to continue climbing up.
Location 3

Altitude : 380M

Description : There is a very deep mid-sized pool above the first waterfall section. Although the pool-side is populated with green algae, it is still an tempting idea to jump in.
Location 4

Altitude : 395M

Description : This is the last section of the Huang Mu Waterfall. It is about 5M tall. After this point, the stream gets narrower.
Location 5
Altitude : 430M

Description : After some struggling in the forest, the stream becomes expose again and an unexpected handsome waterfall shows up. You can climb up on the right as demonstrated in the video.
Location 6

Altitude : 480M

Description : Now the stream is flattening off with occasional hugh rocks. You see we have to overcome the wet ragged riverbed.
Location 7
Altitude : 530M

Description : Here is the exit which intersects the stream. You can leave either eastwards or westwards for dinner.