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Elephant Hill Ma On Shan 馬鞍山靈象
Hong Kong

休息一會後沿靈象另一邊山徑下山,在第一個警告牌的前方往右下行,不久,在第二個危險警告牌左方再向下走。初段比較陡斜,略需手足並用,途中看到左方狹谷向下伸延。繼續沿山脊行走,不久已漸看到山下的麥理浩徑,於警告牌左方的山徑下山,初段斜度也十分大及有些碎石,需用手來扶助,最後到達山坳及接上麥理浩徑。

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