Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Repost: Hiking at Caoling

Jinguashi Silvergrass Festival in Taiwan during Fall Season.

Two years ago, some of my classmates and friends @ National Taiwan Normal University decided to hike in Yilan (Northern Taiwan) an hour from Taipei by local train. The place is called Caoling (草嶺) Trail is 8.5 km in length. It lies beetween Gongliao, Taipei County and Toucheng, Yilan County. The trail was an important pathway between Taipei and Yilan (宜蘭), and it has existed for more than two centuries.

Every year of late November, they have a celebration called Silver Grass Festival. The silver grass is in full bloom, and the hilly areas are covered with sleek, satiny grass.Attracting lots of tourist to take a hike in a trail.

I wish I could do it once again, but I have no one to go with!

After 6 hours of hiking, whew, it was tiring but fulfilling!

Here some photos to share:
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on our way...
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so refreshing, I love the sound of water...
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400 steps and friends... lunch and resting after 4 hours...
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silver grass aren't full bloom...
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see the ocean view from top, 2 more hours to reach the Tali Center...
After 6 hours of hiking, whew, it was tiring but fulfilling!

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हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

Really i am enjoying and touring with you(blog)--i can't imagine to come Taipei--but through your blog i am seeing and feeling it.
Thanks for following and coming on my blog.
Best wishes.

Jossie said...

Great post and wonderful pictures. Nice to see your corner of the world.

Indrani said...

Lot of details in the shots, gives a great view around there.

Anonymous said...

that looks like a fun thing to do with your pals. nice photos.

short poems said...

Great photos... lovely blog, love it :)

eileeninmd said...

Lani, what a wonderful hike. Your photos from along the way are beautiful. The view of the ocean is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your day!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. It is worth all the effort.

Jenn said...

Oooh... 400 steps. That will really burn my legs. :) But of course, given the chance, I'd try it, too.

My OWM post:
Bulog Island in Coron, Palawan

Ebie said...

A beautiful hike and lots of scenery. Wow, 400 steps! I would be feasting after the hike.

Aimee said...

400 steps! but, wow all that view is so worth every step...i would love to go hike it with you, just that there is a few thousand miles between here and there :)

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

I hope I can visit Taiwan in the future. :)

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