[ Coffee and Tea! ] HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride 華山天梯騎

[ Coffee and Tea! ] HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride 華山天梯騎

TaiChung HuiShun Forest Ride Summary

Background

The HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride combined tea field area of MeiShan and Sun Link Sea. It also featured many cafes at HuaShan (華山)。

Start

Our HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride started at GuKeng’s (古坑) local school, for easy supply and parking. We then rode east towards the HuaShan mountains.

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GuKeng Elementary High School.

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Pineapple fields.

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The local JiaHuShan Fancy World entertainment park (劍湖山世界).

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Here we had to directly cut through the mountain walls.

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Many cafes on Route 149.

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The HuaShan mountain walls, extending all through MeiShan.

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Just like MeiShan, here on HuaShan there was also lots of tea fields.

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Tea pot water fountain.

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HuaShan top: JhangHu Elementary 樟湖國小

At the top of HuaShan was a nice mountain elementary school called JhangHu Elementary. The elementary was right below a hillside of tea fields.

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Road sign near elementary.

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School entrance.

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After visiting the elementary, our HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride started descending to the other side, and headed towards ZhuShan (竹山) for our big climb to SkyBridge.

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Tea fields at the other mountain side.

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Great, misty mountain valleys at the other side.

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Climbing to SkyBridge

After supplying at ZhuShan, we followed a continuous upward climb to SkyBridge (天梯), a popular hiking place here in the mountains.

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Some good steep hills here.

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We climb up by Route #49, which had a tricky cliff section. It’s recommended to use the nearby route #49-1 instead.

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Someone’s cool home address tag carved in stones.

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Tea fields with utility rails.

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Our ride stopped at about 1300m elevation point. After this the road became small and too risky for self ride. We then returned back to ZhuShan.

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Descending from Route #49-1.

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At the other side was the Route 49 we climbed up. You could clearly see the cliff section.

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180 switch back with tea fields!

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ZhuShan & Back

After resupplying in ZhuShan, our HuanShan X SkyBridge Ride followed the great ChunShi River (清水溪) valley back towards GuKeng.

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Crossing ChinShi River.

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Carp community.

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These white dots were ducks.

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