Sunday, October 28, 2007

SUNSET PEAK

SUNSET PEAK - LANTAU ISLAND
On Saturdays, I try to organize a hike, city walk or an outing for any of the students who are not traveling or studying. A couple of weekends ago, Rich Johnson, pastor of the campus chapel, led a hike up Sunset Peak. Near the summit, there are a group of stone cabins that were built before WWII by mission workers. They were used as getaways, particularly during the hot, humid summer months. During the war, the Japanese blew the tops off of the buildings so that they could not be used by resistance forces. Many of the cabins have been restored to rustic functionality - there is no road access, it is over an hour hike, and all supplies have to be packed in, including gas cannisters for cooking. Rain water is collected from the roof and there is a spring not too far from the cabins. The Johnson family has been using their ministry's cabin for many years, ever since their now-adult children were fairly young. Unfortunately it was hazy - otherwise one could see other peaks on Lantau Island, the airport below, and across many of the Hong Kong islands.





2 comments:

rhuddland said...

Hello! Does Rich Johnson still own a cabin at Lantau Mountain Camp? If so, would it be possible for me to rent it from him for 2 nights this April 2015? I was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong. My parents were missionaries Richard and Ida Lusk (Southern Baptist) in Hong Kong for 37 years. We stayed in cabin 18 every summer. I'm having trouble locating a cabin to rent while I'm in Hong Kong visiting my sister. Any help you can provide would be wonderful. Thank you! Naomi (Lusk)

DES said...

Naomi - thanks for your visit to this blog! I have to admit that I do not know the answer to your question regarding Rich and the cabin. I am not even sure of the best way to try to track down this information. The only website that I could find for the Lantau Mountain Cabins is in Chinese!

Sorry that I can't help you out - but it sure is a wonderful place to visit/stay - good luck!!