The second volume of Taipei Day Trips is now out. I just picked up a copy at Eslite on Dunhua toda. So far it looks very good. Lots of details on the length, terrain, and level of each hike as well as bus, train and car “getting there and back” information. Far, far superior to Lyndon Punts book in the way it is formatted and arranged.
Glad to see Wuliao Jen (boring mountain, as my Taiwanese friend likes to joke) in Sanxia included. This is a very fun and exciting afternoon hike that involves a fair amount of rope climbing, as well as a vertigo-inducing scamper across a knife-blade thin ridge. Years ago a woman did a Mary Poppins tribute when, opening up her umbrella to protect her white skin from the sun, she was blown right off the ridge.