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Umbrella hiking

posted by Martin Rubli at 16:53

On our long list of things to do during Chinese New Year was a trip to 太平山 (Tai ping mountain), one of the most popular destinations in Taiwan. Everything was planned out well with the exception of the one thing you can never plan: the weather.

Of course the little cold and rain wouldn't stop us from hiking, so here are a few photos from our umbrella hike. One day we're going back there and we'll return with a myriad of beautiful photos of mountain and ocean views, sunrises, sunsets, and seas of clouds!

The entrance to the 台灣山毛櫸國家步道 (Taiwan Beech National Trail) in 太平山 (Tai ping mountain).

The entrance to the 台灣山毛櫸國家步道 (Taiwan Beech National Trail) in 太平山 (Tai ping mountain).

Parts of the trail have these funny little stepping stones, apparently a tribute to the wet weather conditions in the area.

Parts of the trail have these funny little stepping stones, apparently a tribute to the wet weather conditions in the area.

Hiking the 太平山 台灣山毛櫸國家步道 (Taiwan Beech National Trail in Tai ping mountain) by rain.

Hiking the 太平山 台灣山毛櫸國家步道 (Taiwan Beech National Trail in Tai ping mountain) by rain.

The 太平山莊服務站 (Tai Ping Mountain Villa Service Station), a refuge from the cold and wet that day.

The 太平山莊服務站 (Tai Ping Mountain Villa Service Station), a refuge from the cold and wet that day.

One of the huge riverbeds in 宜蘭 (Yilan). During really bad weather they can actually flood but in drier times they are used to grow watermelons.

One of the huge riverbeds in 宜蘭 (Yilan). During really bad weather they can actually flood but in drier times they are used to grow watermelons.

A field of famous San Xing spring onions (三星蔥). Legend has it that if you steal spring onion from there you're going to find a good husband. (It doesn't say anything about good wives, so I only took the photo, not the actual spring onion. ;-)

A field of famous San Xing spring onions (三星蔥). Legend has it that if you steal spring onion from there you're going to find a good husband. (It doesn't say anything about good wives, so I only took the photo, not the actual spring onion. ;-)

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