About 25 K to the west of our Alishan is
A wee mountain, a bit over 700 meters above sea-level.
I have climbed Nijodake more than 10 times, but always using the trail coming from the the south-side.
This time i parked the bike (after cycling those 25 kilometers) at the start of the hike, near the seaside.
This map is showing "facing direction",
and thus in this case: North is South (down).
Can't miss the start of the trail.
Well, and what a nice surprise:
This trail is truly awesome.
Well maintained and just a charm with a cool stream next to it.
Half way, i met this happy family.
Enjoying snack-time before continuing to the top.
The local dam...was empty.
But a small mountain stream supplied healthy clean drinking water.
Who was lucky with the weather?
Back at sea-level, the wheels were waiting and ready for
a relaxed 25K peddle home.
That was a nice Bike and Hike.