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Once more between the tracks

31 October 2023

Japan-Hiking-Asoyama-Hinodesan-Mitake - Once more between the tracks

Musashi-Itsukaichi to Mitake hike again

I did this exact hike in November 2017. I remember enjoying it a lot so I repeated it today. I also enjoyed it today. The hike starts at the end ....

Shrunken horse bear bell symphony

29 October 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Hiking-Jinba-Takao - Shrunken horse bear bell symphony

Hiking Jinba and Takao from Fujino station

The best way to recover from sitting in a metal tube for 11 or so hours is to set an early alarm and head off on a 26km, 37,000 step hike. General....

All the tea in the Republic of China

21 May 2023

Taiwan-Taipei-Hiking-Maokong Trail - All the tea in the Republic of China

Maokong trail from Taipei zoo station

The last hike is completed. More of a long walk between various tourist areas via concrete steps and roads than an actual hike. About 16km station....

I am a very wet lunatic

19 May 2023

Taiwan-Taipei-Hiking-Battleship Rock - I am a very wet lunatic

Battleship rock from Qilian station

I awoke to the reverberation of the 8 million or so Taipei residents suddenly coughing uncontrollably all at once. This meant only one thing, rain....

Declining fitness

17 May 2023

Taiwan-Taipei-Hiking-Dajianshan - Declining fitness

Dajianshan trail from Xizhi station

My super fancy Garmin watch is angry with my. My vO2 max has declined! This is the ability for my blood to transport oxygen around my body. Sadly,....

Taiwanese grand canyon

14 May 2023

Taiwan-Taichung-Hiking-Huoyan Mountain - Taiwanese grand canyon

Flame Mountain from Tai'an station

Somehow I missed the main spot for taking a photo on flame mountain, oh well, I still got a few half decent shots of the new hot instagram spot fe....

Smoke and ladders

12 May 2023

Taiwan-Taichung-Hiking-Dakeng - Smoke and ladders

Dakeng trails 2, 5 and 4

Today I went to a hike I have been on previously. If you look up hiking in Taichung, this will come up at the top of the list. The Dakeng trails a....

Cats and dogs

9 May 2023

Taiwan-Keelung-Houtong-Jiufen-Hiking - Cats and dogs

From Houtong to Jiufen on foot

No, not raining cats and dogs, there is no rain, but actual cats and dogs. Today I walked from the Houtong cat village (popular with tourists), pa....

No see view of sea

7 May 2023

Taiwan-Yilan-Hiking-Caoling Trail-Hiking - No see view of sea

Caoling trail from Fulong station to Dali station

A double up of hiking, yesterday and today. Today's was a bit easier, 12km or 20,000 steps, and only about 600m of elevation gain, all on develope....

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