Hikes this weekend: December 18th, 19th

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Climbing one of the Eighteen Arhats Rocks, on the Mazu Fields and Sun Moon Cave walk last Saturday

Just a short blurb this time (the photos are from last weekend’s hikes): for Saturday’s hike we’ll retry the Full Moon Mountain hike postponed from last weekend. All the info and photos are in the blog below, but to recap, we meet at street level, exit 2, Yongning MRT station (western end of the blue line) at 7:40am.

Danshui River estuary and Danshui town from one of the peaks below Mount Guanyin (last Sunday’s hike)

Sunday we’re off to Baiji (White Chicken) Mountain, also near Sanxia. This is a shorter walk, but still quite rough and fun in places (unless they’ve got to this one as well and put steps in – I haven’t been there for about five years!). Apart from jungle-covered hillsides, a few rocky bits (one of them is quite tricky but can be bypassed) and a few great views, there are abandoned coal mine workings and near the start of the trail a beautifully manicured temple in large grounds.

The serene Longevity Temple near Sanxia, at the end of the long, long Mazu Fields and Sun Moon Cave hike

For this (sunday’s) hike we meet a bit later, at 8:45 at Yongning MRT station, exit 2, street level. Please let me know if you’re interested in coming,  hikers seem to be becoming harder to get the last two months or so!

If you need any important info or can’t find us at the meeting place on the day, PLEASE phone me in good time: 0921 252 144.

Near Mazu Fields, Tucheng (last Saturday)

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