Neil and I revisited the Nenggao Historic Trail this weekend taking a group of 7 people with us. This was a first go at guiding people on an over-nighter and we were lucky enough to have great company, weather and some fabulous views near the top of the Cilai South Peak. It was a great weekend out away from the cities and into nature.
Archive for July, 2011
Posted in Camping, Hiking, Overnight trip, tagged camp, Camping, Cilai, Cilai South Peak, climb, Forest, high mountains, hike, Hiking, historic trail, landlside, Mountain, Nantou, Nenggao, Old trail, Taiwan, Taiwan Adventures, Tianchi, Tianchi Cabin, trail, trailhead on July 12, 2011 | 16 Comments »
Posted in Hiking, tagged Aboriginal, climb, Forest, hike, Hiking, monkey, Mountain, National Park, River, ruins, Taiwan, Taroko, Taroko Gorge, Taroko Gorge National Park, trail, Trek, truku, Waterfall on July 7, 2011 | 15 Comments »
The fantastic Baiyang Waterfall trail in Taroko Gorge was once an easy walk along a flat wide road, but since the mountain above the first tunnel collapsed, it’s now a much harder and longer climb to get there. The trail began it’s life back in 1984 when the Taipower Company built the road to explore the valley’s potential for hydroelectric power. Outrage at the planned damming and diversion of water led to the project being shelved and finally abandoned in 1986 when Taroko Gorge regained its national park status. The road was then opened up to the public as a hiking trail.