A couple of bits of news from the Yushan National Park came out in the last week. The Paiyun Cabin, which has been closed for sometime now, is set to open in the spring of next year. It seems that the cabin will be divided into roughly 10 rooms of 8-12 people rather than the old barrack-style that it used to be. That should mean getting some sleep will be easier when you don’t have to listen to 60+ people snoring! The Cabin will also have a restaurant too and hopefully there will still be kitchen facilities for those who want to do their own cooking.
The only bad news is that the cleaning fee for staying at the cabin will rise to $700 for foreigners and will remain at $220 for Taiwanese. Given how much bad English and infrequent updates there are on the website, it seems a little rich for the foreigners to be charged more than 3 times as much. We’ll have to see what eventually happens. Fingers crossed the park authority see sense before the cabin opens.
Also earlier this week the dates for the resting period for Yushan were announced. Climbers will not be allowed to hike Yushan between Feb 1st and Feb 29th.