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- Baiyang Waterfall Revisited 2 years ago The Baiyang Waterfall Trail in Taroko Gorge is a beautiful and gentle walk that can be done by almost anyone. The hike begins just a bit north of Tianxiang with an eerie walk through an unlit 100m tunnel. Last time I was here the first tunnel was shut because of an enormous landslide, and we […]
- Bilu and Yangtou Mountain, Taroko Gorge National Park 2 years ago 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. Day 1 It’s a long drive from Taipei to Dayuling for the start of the hike. […]
- Teapot Mountain and Banping Mountain 2 years ago 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...
- Yushan Single Day Ascent 2 years ago 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...
- Yushan and the New Rules for the Paiyun Cabin 2 years ago When the new Paiyun Cabin for Yushan opens (if that ever happens!) there’ll be a new policy of charging foreigners $700 to stay there. Locals will continue to pay the usual $220 as before. I’m very much against this as I think it’s unfair and it will damage Taiwan’s reputation. The...
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