Okay, we meet at 9am at Muzha Station (I don’t mind 10 but if Mr He and Ironman are coming it is better for them to be on the highway earlier). It’s about a 20 minutes drive to the trailhead. People can take their scooters if they want.
The trail (at least the route I take) begins with a series of cement steps giving way to a series of switchbacks that lead to the top of the ridge. It’s less than an hour to the top, though this is a good workout none the less as the terrain is steep.
The ridge is similar to that at Wuliao Jian but more open and exposed. It is also not as craggy, but more or less flat for half a km or so. This doesn’t mnean of ocurse that we will be walking on a smooth flat top ridge. It has bumps and undulations but in general it is physically easy going on the top, though mentally thrilling in places.
In general this is a fun, rewarding hike, that poses no danger if you are careful, though plenty if you are not. You are at times literally perched on a narrow slice of rock hundreds of feet above the ground. There is one stretch about 20 metres long that is not more than a foot wide. Sheer drop offs threaten on both sides. This is Indiana Jones stuff.
Do not come if you do not have a head for heights. Do not take children or dogs. (Children are not really welcome on any of our hikes, by the way. We don’t always know the trails we set out to hike, and obstacles have arisen that proved challening for us as adults. Children would have added a whole other level of hassle and potentially danger. In addition, there are member who are not that fond of children and go, in part, because we are an adult group.)
The hike will take around 4 hours if we do the long route, less if we do the shorter route. We will not do this hike if it has rained that morning, or if it threatens to rain.
According to Scott there are handrails in sections now. This will make it somewhat safer but the enjoyment will still be there.
If the weather is nice on the way back we can stop off at this waterfall which is used by local people for showering. the fall is a quick 5 minute walk off the road.
I guess even if the weather is not great we can stop by.