Okay, I’m thinking of doing something a little different this time: go to Pinglin for biking. Pinglin is an hour from Xindian MRT station by bus. We can rent bikes there. They won’t be great, but this is just for fun.
The bike path is through tea fields and along a dead end road that passes through a really fresh and clean valley. A clear flowing creek flows beside the road the whole time. At the end of the road (about 15km I think) we can follow the creek upstream for a little river tracing. A local told me there is a big swimming hole not far upstream. Haven’t had a chance to confirm but the guy lived right there at the end of the road so he should know.
seeker4, this would be a good place for you to check out some potential camping spots. In addition to a few very primitive paid spots along the river there are many clearings on the side of the creek that could be good for a tent.
If people are interested, pipe in by tomorrow and I will give times.
AWOL, any chance I could get a bike bag by Saturday so I can take my own?