safety in blue mountains

Aug 3rd, 2003, 05:26 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 83
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?
_holly_25_ is offline  
Aug 3rd, 2003, 10:12 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 25
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.
shak is offline  
Aug 4th, 2003, 07:45 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 83
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.
_holly_25_ is offline  
Aug 4th, 2003, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,575
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.
tivertonhouse is offline  
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:29 AM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 5,765
well great, now i have to add dr to my list of want to go tos just so i can meet carolyn
virginia is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Africa & the Middle East
May 27th, 2012 10:07 PM
South America
Dec 10th, 2010 11:35 AM
Aug 9th, 2006 09:42 AM
Mexico & Central America
Aug 4th, 2006 01:12 AM
Africa & the Middle East
Aug 28th, 2002 04:15 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:11 AM.