Archive for the ‘Hiking’ Category
Posted in Camping, Hiking, Overnight trip, tagged Bilu, Bilu Mountain, Bilushan, camp, Camping, hike, hikie, Hiking, Ridge, ridge walk, Stu Dawosn, Stuart Dawson, Taiwan, taiwan advenures, Travel, Trek, Yangtou, Yangtou Mountain, Yangtoushan on January 31, 2013| 7 Comments »
Mount Bilu and Yangtou are located near the top of Taroko Gorge National Park. Both peaks are above 3000m and can be done as individual days hikes, a mad single day traverse or a 2-3 day traverse with camping.
It’s a long drive from Taipei to Dayuling for the start of the hike. With the restrictions on the Suhua Highway, we had to come via Lishan and it took almost 6 hours to get there. The trailhead starts next to the Dayuling Tunnel which is the intersection for Lishan, Hehuanshan and Taroko Gorge.
Posted in Hiking, tagged Banping Mountain, Banpingsan, Banpingshan, Day trip, hike, Hiking, Jinguashi, Jiufen, Taipei, Taiwan, Teapot, Teapot Mountain, Trek, Trekking, Walk, walking on September 12, 2012| 17 Comments »
Teapot Mountain on Taiwan’s north coast has to have some the most amazing views you can get for a day hike from Taipei City. The hike begins in the rejuvenated Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park. I remember visiting this area years and just thinking how depressing it was, but it’s now fully open and makes for a nice place to visit especially in the morning when the crowds aren’t too bad. (more…)
With Yushan’s Paiyun Cabin still not open, the best way to climb Taiwan’s highest mountain is the tough single day ascent. Starting at Tatajia you have to ascend and descend some 1700m and cover 26km in a single day. It’s not for everyone, but is makes for a great challenge for those who are up to it.
Posted in Hiking, Swimming, tagged Day trip, Forest, free, hike, Hiking, River, swim, Taiwan, Taiwan Adventures, Trek, Trekking, water, Waterfall, Yilan, yue mei keng, yuemeikeng on May 23, 2012| 6 Comments »
Richard Saunders let me know about the Yuemeikeng Waterfall sometime ago and he mentioned that it was a relatively unknown and hidden place and so when I visited last year, I decided not to write about it to try and keep it that way. But now it has been discovered by the masses and the trail is well tagged and well beaten, I think it’s OK to write a quick post. (more…)
Posted in Hiking, Overnight trip, tagged Baiyue, beida, beidawu, beidawushan, climb, giant tree, hike, Hiking, Mountain, north dawu mountain, peak, pingdong, Taiwan, Trek, Trekking, Walk on February 16, 2012| 6 Comments »
Having failed to get a permit in the Yushan National Park because of the snow season, we headed a little further south to Pingdong County to hike Beidawushan which is Taiwan’s southern most Baiyue (top one hundred mountain). In the past this was a reasonable 2 day hike, but a large landslide caused my Typhon Morakot means the trailhead is much lower and further back making it a much tougher walk. We did it in 2 days, but if you’ve got the time, I think 3 days would be more enjoyable.
Although it’s one of the smaller Baiyue (3092m), Beidawu is a mammoth rock that rises sharply from the ground. The strip of land that it lies on is only 80km from the west coast to the east coast and on fine days you can see both (or so I hear!) (more…)
The weather in northern Taiwan is notoriously bad in the winter and this year has been no exception. So f you’re going to hike in the rain, there won’t be much scenery to look, unless of course you visit a waterfall and the Sandiaoling Trail 三貂嶺 has waterfalls in abundance.
When I woke up on Sunday the weather in Taipei wasn’t too bad, just a slight drizzle and so I had high hopes for our hike. However, the further east we got, the heavier the rain became and when we finally arrived at the tiny station of Sandiaoling, it was pretty much a persistent downpour. Still, everyone was in high spirits as we headed along the tracks and got onto the very muddy trail.