Freakin' Amazing wrote: Kea wrote:
Hey teggs, here are the stats of the run/hike (4hrs 20m I think), I checked the elevation on google earth....
start at 60m and climbed to 360
across to Sanmao Shan starting 360 and climbing to 630
down to 450m then across, starting the climb to 7 star at 520 and the top is about 1090-4000+ feet elevation gain-got there after about 2:15 hours
down to Chintiengang then mostly ran 9k across country down to 500m, I ran straight past a water buffalo and didn't see it, although teggs did (indicative of our levels of tiredness at the time I feel, he was looking around and taking in the terrain like a Sunday afternoon jog, while I was trying to anticipate where I'd get cramp next). The forest near the end was old and nice, and the general terrain was small up and downs along grassy ridges with small forested areas, which was fun, but challenging considering it was getting towards 4 hours and 4 o'clock at the time. Untold number of stone steps.
Here's a link showing the run/hike:http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/taiwan/nu ... 2765170203
Holy snite. I've hiked that (from the southern trail start, not Zhongshan N), and I frequently do a 8/10km run w/ ~200m altitude gain/loss @ ~20% grade. The gainkills
No way in hell I could combine the two. Running a +1000m gain is friggin' ridiculous, what kind of mutants are you people? I am in awe of your fitness.
Another "run" you can do in that area is head up the Seven star mountain, then down east and down the SE to <arg the name escapes me> the waterfall on ZhiShan Rd. 10 Saints? 8 Angels? Damned Taiwanese place names....
FYI the link is busted, or do you need something special to see it?Edit:
Ah I remembered, Saint's Waterfall (Shenren Pubu) would be the name...
There's a thousand options in Yangming Shan NP. Other good area is the East coast, like Fulong -> Daxi over the Caoling trail. The trail itself is a stamped of mouth breathers on a weekend, but if you don't drop down into Daxi but instead extend it by heading SW along the ridge there's no people, good views, and tons of elevation gain/loss. Sorry I'm terrible at place names, MM is best for that.
Sorry, I forgot to update the link:http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/taiwan/ta ... 2755484704
Well, we didn't run all of it, we hiked the steep sections, as fast as we could (mostly 2 by 2 steps). Thanks for your tip, we'll check it out sometime>
I tentatively have March 6 and March 20 (not sure about 20) as my only available days. We have two run/hikes on the schedule, probably March 6 will do the following:
From Danshui run/hike to the top of Datungshan, then down to the sulphur area, and up the back to the top of 7 star, then down to Chintiengang, run down to the Cultural Uni, across to SanMaoshan, up that, then down to the bus, and bus to Shilin. I am really looking forward to that one, will be a killer. I better get in some hard workouts before then, since I was slack over CNY.
Then March 20 if the weather is right and I have time we might do WuliaoJian, finally. We're both looking forward to that.