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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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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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I contemplated not posting about this tiny peak. But figured it IS a peak, and has a nice view. So here goes…

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Last week I thought it would be a good idea to hike to the top of TianLiangJingShan 田良井山 despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far. What I thought would take me around 8.5 hours round trip, actually took me closer to 12 hours.

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Last week I had planned to climb ZuMuShan 足母山, but quickly realized I had brought far too much in my pack to make the climb in a reasonable amount of time. That and it was REALLY hot. About 30 min into the climb I turned around and headed towards my Plan B, Ghost Ax Canyon.

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My wife asked if she could come along for a hike, but she didn’t want to do something difficult. I asked around and got a few good suggestions but they seemed too easy. After scouring google maps and thinking back to trails I have ridden, I settled on Minghaishan 鳴海山.

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