I’m planning on climbing Snow Mountain next month, but before I apply for the permit I wanted advice on which itinerary to go with. We don’t have our own transport so we may have to walk the road from the visitor’s center to the trailhead, unless we’re lucky enough to hitch a ride.
Here’s the two itineraries we’re considering:
Day 1: Taipei to Wuling via Yilan
Day 2: Visitor’s Center to 369 cabin
Day 3: 369 cabin to peak and back
Day 4: 369 cabin to Wuling
Day 1: Taipei to Wuling, then to Qika cabin
Day 2: Qika cabin to 369 cabin, possibly to peak
Day 3: 369 cabin to peak if we haven’t the previous day, then back down to Wuling
The former sounds better to me (I noticed that Mucha Man recommended it in his blog), but would the walk from the visitor’s center to 369 be too much if we don’t get a ride? None of us have climbed a mountain, though we are all fairly fit.