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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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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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In July last year I randomly rode off into the mountains near Laiyi 來義 and happened upon an “altar of human skulls” as it’s known. Of all the days I could have ridden up there, this may have been the best.

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Have you ever decided to do something and thought “Yeah, it should be ok.” And at some point while doing it you realize you made a bad decision?

Well, today was that day…

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