|Peak of Mt. Masoushan viewed from near Wanli town|
|From the southern end to the north|
|Three-star crab of Wanli|
|Meeting point for the hike|
|We enter the right gate for the trail head|
|Trail head in the thick grasses|
|We crawl through this jangle|
|We got onto the ridge|
We have a little more of grassy section on the ridge and the path goes into clean woods of thin trees where we can see through. We come to the summit at 11:12. In terms of the distance and height, the walk up to here is an easy one, but the bad trails added difficulties. There is a vantage point just behind the summit where the triangulation marker is placed. People go out onto the big stone and take pictures in turn. We continue on the trail and go down. We pass another grassy section and at 11:50 come to a kind of unclear junction of another abandoned paved road. The big rock on the side has fallen off and blocks the road. We have a break here for 15 minutes or so.
|A view from the summit|
|Another grassy section|
|At the junction of an abandoned road|
|Stone of Wantan fault line|
|Going through troublesome fallen trees and branches|
|Viewing from the top of cliff|
|Climbing down the steep descent with a rope|
The walk on the cliff edge needs attention, but unless you get to too close to it, you are OK. Some sections of the downhill is pretty steep and new ropes are affixed to aid our decent. The weather is cloudy. It is very clear and we can see Yeliu (野柳) island over in the distance. It is better this way than sunny sky, under which the strong sun ray gets very warm. We finally get down on the bottom and onto the highway at 14:00. Decent on steep grade with ropes are new to some members and they take a great care for it.
|Almost at the bottom of the downhill trail, Yelou is visible in the back|
|We were up on the cliff a while ago|
|Walked all the way to Wanli|
This hike was intended to be an easy and welcome activity to new members. It proved a rather rough one because of thick grasses on the passage, and steep descents but I trust that the people enjoyed the activity after all. The route itself is class four as it stands now. Good news is that the volunteers will keep working on the footpath from the cliff to the summit and the another path to the south, but not the section from the summit to the abandoned road that we took. If the work is completed the route becomes class two. Physically it is just three or four hour hike and should be class two. If you are interested in, I recommend you to pay attention for the clearing work of the volunteers and visit after the work is completed.