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Qixingshan by night

The moon was exceptionally bright and we didn't even need torches to walk up the trail

Qixingshan, otherwise known as Seven Star mountain, is the highest peak in the Yangmingshan national park.  This area is very different to most mountains around Taipei because there are very few trees and the trail is almost entirely exposed to the elements.  This means it can be a painful hike to do in the heat of the summer but it also means that you get fantastic 360° views from the peak. (more…)


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Usually when I go hiking I have a pretty good idea of what the trail is like and the route that I’m going to take. However sometimes that isn’t the case and I go somewhere on a wing and a prayer. Zhuzishan 竹子山 was one of those hikes. (more…)

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