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

Review in 3 sentences: Two adjacent trails provide high mountain views, an attractive array of mixed forests, and a waterfall. As weather shifts in early afternoon, cloud seas usually fill in valleys below and float up over ridges all around. Jhenshan & Guanwu Waterfall represent a permit-free cross-section of theContinue Reading

This turned out to be one of those outings where the journey proved at least as interesting as the destination. I spent the better part of 7 hours exploring a roughly 10-mile arc between Sanyi and Tai’an train stations. Along the way I discovered Shengsing/Shengxing Station, Longteng Broken Bridge remains,Continue Reading