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Archive for January, 2010

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The Xinxing Wild Hotsprings 新興溫泉 are another wonderfully remote hotspring set in the bottom of a steep valley in Taoyuan county.  It takes a while to get there, about 3 hours by motorbike from Taipei but if you like riding, you’ll love the drive out on the number 7.

Xinxing Hotspring

The Xinxing Hotsprings

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Snow Mountain 雪山 is Taiwan’s second highest peak (not counting Jade Mountain’s sub-peaks) and is possibly the most beautiful place in the whole of Taiwan. The main peak is 3886m above sea-level making it a very cold place to be in winter but the scenery is second to none.

Snow mountain - 雪山

So close and yet so far….

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2009 NYE

Taipei 101 on new year's eve

Happy new year to everyone!  Hopefully 2010 will be as good a year for hiking as 2009.  I’ve been to so many wonderful places and hiked so many great trails this year and writing the blog has certainly inspired me to get out there and find more interesting things to do.

Looking back on the last year, I’d have to say the 4 day trip we did as part of the tourism bureau’s promotion of Taiwan was definitely the highlight of the year for me.  However as far as hiking is concerned the trip we did to Jiaming lake at Chinese year was the best and hopefully that area will reopen soon after the damaged caused by Typhoon Morokot.

To everyone who has ever read this blog, thank you and enjoy the new year!

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