We didn’t do the hike mentioned below. Instead see further into the thread for our river tracing trip out near Sandiaoling. Complete with pics. [/color]
Okay, a new and long hike, weather permitting, which it should. Chance of rain only 30% and for the afternoon.
The hike is a long one, from Shiding (where we started the Huang Di Dian hike) back to Muzha. The entire hike runs along a ridge affording great views over mountain ranges and the city. There shoud be lots of scrambling, hugging cliff edges, a few clamours up rock faces, and all sorts of fun, mildly challenging stuff.
Haven’t done much of this trail so I can’t say exactly what it is but it’s well signed, and natural. If it looks like rain we won’t do it.
The main section of the trail is marked at 4 hours by Taiwanese signs. Then it’s 30 minutes or so downhill to where we can catch a bus or start another simple 40 minute walk up to Zhinan Temple where a lovely free teahouse awaits us.
Near the end there is a small stream to wash off in though nothing you could swim in.
This is a long hike and the weather will be warm so 2 litres of water and a lunch.
We meet at 9:30 at Muzha MRT station. We catch the infamous 666 bus to Shiding. Should arrive at 10:15 in Shiding. Expect to finish the hike around 4-5pm.
This is not an April Fool’s joke.