[quote=“Enigma”][quote=“Dangermouse”]The village is called Fuxing, Enigma. It’s where the OK store is at the top of the hill, right?
Absolutely correct. And unless someone has put in a station at Baling, you wont find another fuel stop for about 90% of a tank of gas. You CAN NOT get back to Fuxing from N/S 7. There is a station North on N/S 7 about 20 k up the road. If you fill up at Fuxing, you will have enough to make it to that station but not much more.[/quote]
Goodness, what do you have for a gas tank…A coke bottle?
Fill up at Fushing, and it’s about 80km to the next filling station, which would be on the Ilan side about 5km toward Ilan on the 7 after coming out of Beihen in Chilan.
Also, FYI there is emergency fuel in every village on the way up. You’ll pay out the nose, but it’s better than walking. About 50NT per liter last time I checked.
You’ll never have to worry about running out of fuel. Even on the most remote mountain roads, every village with more than 10 people will have a barrel or two of fuel laying around. We’ve done it lots of times, and it’s always fun when it’s the 70 year old toothless aboriginal Granny who’s sucking fuel out of a 55 gallon drum for you.
You don’t seriously think the locals up there only rely on few and far between gas stations do you?