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鳶嘴山 (Yuan zui shan)

posted by Martin Rubli at 13:20

The 雨神 strikes again! I didn't get my nickname of "Rain god" for nothing. I have the powers to turn any hiking trip into a walk in the rain.

On the one hand this gives me plenty of chances to test hiking gear in the rain. Last time my trusted eVent rain jacket, this time my waterproof winter hiking pants.

On the other hand, however, it invariably leads to bad photos like the ones you're going to see below. I was going to bring my DSLR, but seeing the weather forecast - and, of course, being the rain god - I settled for the waterproof compact camera instead.

The hiking trail to 鳶嘴山 (Yuan zui shan) mostly consists of rocks and ropes, which makes for an interesting change. Somehow it reminded me of climbing around in forests and creeks as a child. Not everyone can resort to childhood memories, though, and because the ropes have no passing lane you can easily get stuck for half an hour in a traffic jam. If you're in a hurry you better get up early and on a weekday. Then again, as other blogs prove, if you get stuck in the right place you can just enjoy the beautiful view and take your time. No matter what the weather is like, it's a lot of fun. :-)

PS: Sorry, no GPS track this time. The arrival by bus and the thick forest confused my GPS.

PPS: In case you were wondering, my rain pants turned out to be snuggly warm and fully waterproof. :-)


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  1. Anthony says:

    Hi Martin, nice photo you took. BTW, nice to meet you!

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