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Wuliao Jian: Definitely NOT a Boring Hike!! June 18

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Wuliao Jian: Definitely NOT a Boring Hike!! June 18

Postby Mucha Man » 04 Jun 2006, 23:11

OK, we are once again heading out to the razor thin ridges south of Sanxia. This is one of the groups favorite hikes. Not the be missed. Rat, you missed it last time, so plan to come along. Same with you Ironman. Omni, you have been quiet lately. Hope you can make it.

Like last time we will have a slightly later start so we can end with dinner at Belgian Pies. If I remember, the hike was 6 hours in total including lunch and breaks. So we would want to be starting around 11.

The Taoyuan people can just meet us in Sanxia and maybe give us Taipei people a ride to the trail. Taipei people: I suggest we take the MRT to Yongning station and then a taxi to Sanxia. Should be less than NT200. I suggest the MRT because the only other option is the train to Yingge, but then we still need to cab it to Sanxia. I much prefer the convenience of the MRT, not to mention the cleanliness and lack of crowds.

BTW, one of the reasons I want to plan this hike is that Belgian Pie is closing at the end of the month. Since a stop at his restaurant after a Sanxia hike was about the best thing one could expect, I want to get the experience in as much as we can before it is over.

So, one of the best hikes in the north followed by a wonderful meal. Don't miss out.

Here is the link to the old Wuliao Jian thread. Page 1, 7, 8 are best:
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... c&&start=0
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Postby Mucha Man » 04 Jun 2006, 23:36

Some pics to whet the appetite:

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Postby Chris » 04 Jun 2006, 23:54

I'm definitely in.

One word of caution: as you can see in the above pictures, there's one particularly tricky descent down a rock face via a knotted rope. It's easier than it looks, but you need to have a head for heights. We've done this hike twice before and everyone made it fine - people of all ages do it - but there were a couple people who were somewhat freaked out by the descent. This is also a hike recommended for dry days only, as it would be very dangerous on those rocks in the rain.

But it's one of my favorite hikes because of the challenges and the sheer beauty of the surroundings. And unlike most hikes you will also give your upper body a workout.
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Postby Mucha Man » 05 Jun 2006, 00:01

Chris wrote:I'm definitely in.

One word of caution: as you can see in the above pictures, there's one particularly tricky descent down a rock face via a knotted rope. It's easier than it looks, but you need to have a head for heights. We've done this hike twice before and everyone made it fine - people of all ages do it - but there were a couple people who were somewhat freaked out by the descent. This is also a hike recommended for dry days only, as it would be very dangerous on those rocks in the rain.

But it's one of my favorite hikes because of the challenges and the sheer beauty of the surroundings. And unlike most hikes you will also give your upper body a workout.


Yes, good points. Of course we will only attempt it on a dry day as you say.

I just realized that Omni has a car now. Mr O, if you come along would you be willing to take a few passengers?
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Re: Wuliao Jian: Definitely NOT a Boring Hike!! June 17

Postby Jen566 » 05 Jun 2006, 00:03

It sounds to be a very exciting hike, so I am in.
Don't worry Muzha Man.. I will bring enough water this time for 6 hours of hike...
Chris, is the hike okay for someone who climbed up the summit of jade mountain?
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Postby Chris » 05 Jun 2006, 00:21

Yes, I think it should be no problem for you, Jen.
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Postby Ironman » 05 Jun 2006, 07:29

Bugger. I'll be overseas for the next two hike weekends. Last hike reminded me how much a walk in the wilderness with a nice bunch of people helps survival here.

Have fun guys.
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Postby ratlung » 05 Jun 2006, 09:53

Yes, I wanted to go on this hike and a stop at BP's place afterwards would be great. I am sad to hear that he is closing, though. Nevertheless, I am only tentative in. It is still two weeks until the hike, and I am currently in the process of getting a diving license as well. So I am in between chairs and I will have to see how everything is working out.
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Postby Mucha Man » 05 Jun 2006, 11:30

ratlung wrote:Yes, I wanted to go on this hike and a stop at BP's place afterwards would be great. I am sad to hear that he is closing, though. Nevertheless, I am only tentative in. It is still two weeks until the hike, and I am currently in the process of getting a diving license as well. So I am in between chairs and I will have to see how everything is working out.


D'oh. The hike s for THIS coming weekend. The 10th not the 17th. Sorry folks.
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Postby ratlung » 05 Jun 2006, 11:47

Well, the weather does not look too good for this weekend. Maybe we should have a back-up plan, the ceramic museum in Yingge followed by a dinner at the "Belgium Kitchen". But again, Saturday is my scheduled diving day, but with the rain, I almost doubt it will happen.
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