Review in 3 sentences: Take a short hike through bamboo forest deep in the heart of northern Taiwan’s mountains. Listen to the river far below before dropping down to an unabridged crossing. Culminate the hike by dipping your toes in natural Taigang Hot Springs. SAFETY-A note and disclaimer about safety:Continue Reading

We stepped down through the valley along with the water. Wide waterfalls linked together colorful tiered lakes of various greens and blues. Meanwhile, steep mountains hemmed in the narrow valley. Forests covered the lower sections while granite took over in the upper areas. A few Tibetan villages remained in sideContinue Reading

Gray silty water brushed swiftly up against the bank. Its force spun a fish wheel into motion dropping water and the occasional salmon into a wooden box. One step into the fast-flowing waters of the mighty Copper River would likely have marked the end of Mr J’s river finding days.Continue Reading