Every year I have a bunch of pictures that I rarely look at. I decided that this year I wanted to look through them all, choose the most interesting and those that have meaning to me, and drop them in a post. But that sounded boring. Who’s really going to look through them? Not even me. So a short video seemed a lot better. Maybe I’ll get a couple views now.  😆 

 

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At the top of a massive landslide you’ll find DaWuCang 大武藏山. It’s not a particularly popular peak by any means; there isn’t even a marker for it. Most people just pass it on their way to other prominent peaks. But last week I made it my main objective.

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XinZhiShan 新置山 is a small mountain that sits directly behind Laiyi 來義 village in Pingtung. I’ve driven by it countless times and have always wanted to hike to its modest 619 meter peak. The end of last January, I decided to give it a try.

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I usually don’t post about hikes that were unsuccessful. But I thought this odd little peak was worth a mention; especially since I doubt I will try it again any time soon.

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Deep within the mountains on the Baolai riverbed you’ll find two popular hot springs, Qikeng and Shikeng (七坑 & 十坑). Situated roughly between the hot springs is the mountain HsiaoTienYuan – 小田原. At 1335 meters, I thought I would have plenty of time to make it to the top and back if I camped overnight and started early. Boy was I wrong…

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BeiHuLuShan is a nice hike for anyone looking to do something that isn’t too easy but not too hard. There are ropes, ribbon markers, and a trail that is easy to follow.

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A couple weeks ago I decided to try hiking to NanHuLuShan 南湖呂山 again after a failed attempt several months back. I was prepared for a tough hike of hacking and slashing, but as it turns out it was the exact opposite.

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This has to be one of the coolest places I’ve ever stumbled upon. With over 65 structures to explore, walkways and stairs throughout, and a back trail to a river, this abandoned village is something special to experience.

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MengDanShan North Peak – 虻彈山北峰 is located behind the Wan’an Riverside park 萬安親水公園. It’s a hike that you should not attempt. For real, I’m not kidding. There is no reason for you to hike this at all. However, if you’d like to learn about my pain to reach this peak–or for some reason actually want to try hiking it–please read on.

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Along the first half of the Shaxi Lindao trail are three minor peaks that I’ve dubbed the “Shaxi Lindao Triumvirate”. As sinister as that may sound, they’re not all that difficult. Well, two of them at least.

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