safety in blue mountains

Aug 3rd, 2003, 05:26 PM
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safety in blue mountains

We were planning on spending a night in the blue mountains at a hostel called Whitfield Hall, and hiking the peak at around 2am. The mountains are so close to Kingston and I've been reading a lot about safety concerns in this area. Does anyone have any first hand experience or suggestions?
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 10:12 PM
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Hi most importantly you should not try to hike to the peak without a guide. I'm sure arrangements can be made through the hostel. The trail is not clearly marked and there are definately no lights to help you find your way. It will be Pitch black save for the moon. there most likely will be other hikers but this is not a guarantee. as for safety, well all big cites have crime but up in the hills is pretty safe; that said always be aware of what's going on around you.
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Aug 4th, 2003, 07:45 AM
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Thanks. Yes we will have a guide and Carolyn will take us there and arrange everything for us....just worried about the violent crime near by.
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Aug 4th, 2003, 09:36 AM
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Carolyn is better than a black dog/aka hound from hell in Jamaica for forwarding off trouble. You should be fine -- she knows her way around more than just potholes.
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Aug 7th, 2003, 06:29 AM
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well great, now i have to add dr to my list of want to go tos just so i can meet carolyn
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