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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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你是否曾經決定去做某一件事, 而且想說:「嗯! 應該沒問題!」然後在真正執行這件事的時候, 你發現這根本是錯誤的決定?
其實, 這就是今天的窘境…

 

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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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Total distance: 10.55 km
Max elevation: 1413 m
Min elevation: 856 m
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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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I set out alone last Monday for a day hike to Jingdashan 京大山. I was expecting a four to five hour hike, but it turned out to be a good eight hours. I guess I’m a slow hiker. 🙂

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I went out riding last Wednesday. I’ve been wanting to do a bike ride/hike to a peak for some time now. I saw the JiuBaoShan 久保山 peak near where I was riding and figured what the heck. From my map it didn’t look to bad. Boy was I wrong.

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Total distance: 16.89 km
Max elevation: 645 m
Min elevation: 11 m
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Day 06

This was my last day before bike trouble…

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Total distance: 106.92 km
Max elevation: 885 m
Min elevation: -3 m
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Day 05

I woke up on the Dawu riverbed and made my way over the mountains to the next river.

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Day 04

I’m sitting here at the side of a vast riverbed. Nothing but rocks – humongous boulders to sand-like pebbles. I’m somewhere behind the town of Dawu (大武). Here’s a current shot:

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