Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby Pingdong » 17 Feb 2012, 00:13

i can see that.

(I've even been told just to forget about it for some routes, and go off and hike, when I know you're meant to have a mtn permit).


certainly you can do that on beidawu. no one checks, and its all good. but I read somewhere if you need rescue and you dont have permit (beidawu you dont get a permit, they just copy your records) then you are stuck with a bill....is that true?

I don't go on that trail without a permit, but I am all through the mountains here and there is no one but aboriginal hunters around most of the time. no one here really cares save the rescue dudes. in the last few months I have seen them going up to beidawu 3 times.....each time a few full vehicles going fast and asking us if they saw XXX people with worried/angry expressions lol.

seen as it takes really 5 mins and you dont even need ot really speak to the cops for this mountain, you may as well.

the sleeping area has a great campsite. running water, toilets (squat) and wooden platforms for tents....we tented there and it was like a hilton in the hills as far as im concerned. when i first came to Taiwan i kind of laughed a bit as they have these extravagant buildings out in the harsh mountains....now i kind of enjoy having them :discodance: beats teh hell out of spending a few hours in search of water or sleeping on roots!
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby spunkymonkey » 17 Feb 2012, 08:04

certainly you can do that on beidawu. no one checks, and its all good. but I read somewhere if you need rescue and you dont have permit (beidawu you dont get a permit, they just copy your records) then you are stuck with a bill....is that true?


You do get a permit. When you stop at the police station, you're applying for the mountain entry permit.
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby Pingdong » 18 Feb 2012, 03:43

really? they have not once ever given me anything but a xie xie and a bye bye. I give them my arc they copy it and that has been it, everytime. they have given me permission, but never actually handed me any sort of permit.
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby meczko » 29 Feb 2012, 05:52

Hi again!

many thanks for all your advice. Finally, we did not attempt Bei Da Wu, as weather forecast was quite bad for those days. In result we spent an enjoyable day walking and monkey-watching around Shoushan in Kaohsiung and the bad weather came one day later than predicted.

Anyway, after our experiences in this super-friendly country we are very eager to visit Taiwan again, so maybe we will have another chance for Bei Da Wu another time? I'll keep information from this thread just in case.

Cheers!
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby Brendon » 29 Feb 2012, 06:02

Pingdong wrote:its not just hiking that this works with. business operation, export licenses/inspections etc all have this bull shit to deal with, but its all just on the computers. if you show up in the flesh and get the people to use their own fingers, magical things happen and after a bunch of confusing hours wasted, it all works out. Taiwanese web development is sadly very poor, that is the root of the problem i feel.


As an aside, I believe the reason is that Taiwanese ID numbers have a checksum digit on the end, whereas ARC numbers either don't or use a different algorithm. So there's some bit of PHP code floating around that everyone just uses (I have a copy of it somewhere), and it rejects ARCs.
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby Pingdong » 03 Apr 2012, 10:50

thats way over my head :)

Anyone know the GPS coords for the summit? And anyone gone through the back side of beidawu and out Taidong?
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby H5N1 » 03 Apr 2012, 10:57

22° 37.624'N 120° 45.683'E
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby H5N1 » 07 Apr 2012, 23:33

Is there anyone thinking about going up Bei Dawu in the next few months? I'd like to go back, but I'm under orders from the old lady not to go alone.
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby Abacus » 08 Apr 2012, 01:18

I plan on it but I'm keep getting distracted by laziness. I was hoping to do it before the April/May rains started though...
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Re: Bei Da Wu Hiking Report

Postby Pingdong » 10 Apr 2012, 14:39

I might be up for it depending if its a weekend and if I have to work. The mountains here are raining now, despite being cloudy/sunny/hazy in the flats. the last 3 weekends I have been in the mountains near there and it has always at least drizzled a little. last weekend it just downright POURED.
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