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An Eagle’s Eye View

Eagle's Head Mountain -  鷹尖石

Checking out the view from Eagle's Head Mountain

A short post for a short hike.  I was in Yilan this weekend to take part in a 3km swim.  The weather was unusually kind given how notoriously bad it can be in this part of Taiwan and so afterwards with the afternoon free, we went in search of a mountain called 鷹尖石 or Eagle’s Head Mountain in English

If you drive up to the top it’s a very short 15 minute hike to the peak, though with the heat we’ve been experiencing recently, even a 15 minute hike can feel like an act of masochism!  The actual mountain itself has nothing of interest but if you stay on the main trail instead (it’s very obvious), you’ll come to a cliff with unimpeded views of Honeymoon Bay and Turtle Island.

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