Hiking in the Dakeng Forest Mountain Range…

Hiking in the Dakeng Forest Mountain Range this morning.

 

Off to the mountains with the pups
Off to the mountains with the pups

The mountain ranges by scooter are in close proximity to Taichung and the Dakeng Mountain Range is one of the closest due east from the city.  Hiking has got to be the number one exercise in Taiwan as hiking paths all around the country are filled daily with the old and the young.  Weekends are very busy as most begin at the crack of dawn to help beat the rising heat.  We arrived at Dakeng Mountain by 7:30am this morning and it was still a little too late as the temperatures rose to 90 degrees farenheit by 9 am this morning.  Most people have completed their morning hiking by then.

View towards Taichung City
View towards Taichung City

The Dakeng Forest Mountain Range has 10 hiking trails and they range from degrees of difficulty due to the steepness.  But the paths are paved and in some ares the inclines consist of steep wooden stairs that offer great

Buddist Temple along the hiking trail
Buddhist Temple along the hiking trail

views.  Today we went on path number 10 which is probably the easiest path that contain many cart vendors that offer fresh fruit, vegetables and beverages.

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