Archives For Hiking

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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In my search for an affordable yet rugged pair of hiking pants, I came across a couple recommendations for the 5.11 Apex pant and decided to give them a try.

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This week I decided I would 100% for sure hike to an easy peak. After a bit of searching, I came up with LiDingShan 笠頂山 in Majia 瑪家. It looked to take a few hours to hike to both the LiDingShan peak and also to the LiangShan ZhenLi Southwest peak 涼山真笠西南峯. It would have made for a nice easy day. But if you know me, I always manage to find something to make it more difficult.

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Sandishan is located in Sandimen 三地門, Pingtung. I was looking to do an easier hike after a rather tough hike the weekend prior. The hike to Sandishan fit the bill, but unfortunately my decision to hike further on to Dewenshan 德文山 turned an easy hike into something much different.

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Some time ago while riding the trails near Haishen waterfall (海神瀑布) I discovered a trail head and made a mental note to find out where it leads. Little did I know at the time, this trail would be a nice challenge.

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Dayuan mountain 大原山 is a small peak located just east of Liugui 六龜. It’s fairly easy to get to and ideal for a half day hike or a full day ride and hike.

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If you’re thinking about importing a satellite phone into Taiwan, I have good news. Yes, it’s possible! I recently imported a Thuraya XT-Lite and I’ll explain how I did it.

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NanJiuBaoShan – 南久保山 is located in Pingtung not far from Laoqijia 老七佳. I’ve been to JiuBaoShan 久保山 and figured it was time I hiked to this peak.

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