Snow Mountain (aka Xueshan, and a few other spellings) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hikes in Taiwan. I’ve been lucky enough to have done it several times now, and each time seems to get better and better.
Just this past weekend, Taiwan Adventures took took a group of hikers for a two day, two night adventure on this high mountain. We had great people, great weather and a great time.
Since Stu and I have written about Snow Mountains several times before, I’m not going to write a lot, and just let you see the photos from this latest great hike.
If you’re interested in going there yourself, or you want to go hiking anywhere in Taiwan, join our group hikes page on Facebook, or contact us through the website. If you want to read more, here is my last report and two from Stu over at Hiking Taiwan.
Friday Night, Saturday:
We set off from Taipei at 7:00pm on a Friday night. This put us at the trailhead at about 1:00am. Hiking in the dark is actually a lot more fun than you might think, hiking in the rain isn’t. But we were very lucky to wake up to crystal clear skies on Saturday morning. The hike to 369 Cabin was about as pleasant as one can get!
Sunday started very early at 3:00am. We hiked in the dark through the Black Forest and up to the Snow Mountain Cirque in the dark. The skies just started to lighten up as we hit the cirque and headed for the peak. Sunrise was stunning as the sun came from directly behind ZhongYangJianShan, a pyramid shaped mountain across the valley.
After a few pictures and a good exploring of the peak, we headed down for the long walk back to the vehicles.