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:
Review in 3 sentences: This Hiland trail provides a fairly level and mostly treeless trek. Mountain views on all sides with especially rocky wonders at the back of the valley. Good clear destination to two very different lakes that act as gateways to two great backcountry valleys and extended options.
The stillness of grandeur filled the air. A glassy bay reflected the soaring faces of both peaks and ice. Meanwhile, chunks of ice in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and even colors dotted the placid waters like stars strewn about the sky. Visual evidence of large recent avalanche activity snaked
Orange bumpy rocks stretched upwards towards a deep blue sky. Like-colored sheer cliffs dropped away on every side. A canyon filled up the space in front of the access trail climbing this mountain. Forest rolled over the hills beyond the cut in the earth. Further afield, snow-capped peaks lined the