The trail cuts through some landscape that is quite varied up around Tali. You will go from farmland to dense forest to bamboo thickets, then finally down to a clear mountain river valley. Careful in the bamboo groves, though, as I'm told that that's where all the friendly Taiwan snakes like to hang out.more
Heading back down hill to the Shakatang river, you will likely need at least a walking stick for support, as the trail is really lousy, steep, and usually muddy... (We were covered with mud by the time when got down to the river...)There are a few walk-way bridges along this part of the trail that are all but rotted away, so watch your step....more
This sign lists some of God's creatures in these parts that can bite, sting, annoy, irk , irritate, or eat you. These include wild boar, ten different types of poisonous snakes, poisonous bees, and Taiwan sun bears.. (Bears not likely around here..) Also included for your entertainment are some of the other mishaps that might befall you on this...more
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