Saturday April 22nd, 2017 (cont'd)

The views on the way up were stunning — at Fire Mountain (火炎山) in Miaoli (苗栗)

Saturday April 22nd, 2017

The highest point on Huoyanshan (火炎山) in Miaoli (苗栗)

Overlooking Fire Mountain or Huoyanshan (火炎山)

Some of the hikers on my trip and one of the hosts from the JA Wine Guesthouse

Saturday April 15th, 2017 (cont'd)

Qingshan Waterfall (青山瀑布)

Saturday April 15th, 2017

Scootering around the back roads in Sanzhi District (三芝區)

At the Seashell Temple (富福頂山寺) in Sanzhi District

Heading in to find the Qingshan Waterfall (青山瀑布) on the backside of Yangmingshan (陽明山)

Sunday April 9th, 2017

A hot day for a hike (31°) — at Elephant Mountain (象山)

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

Another beautiful morning on the northeast coast of Taiwan

Revisiting another favorite trail on the coast — the Taoyuan Valley trail (桃源谷步道) from Daxi (大溪)

Found this snake (think it may be this)  basking in the sun and it refused to budge

Monday April 3rd, 2017

Scootering to Taipingshan (太平山) made for a very long day trip but the views were stunning

Overlooking Cuifeng Lake (翠峰湖) at Taipingshan, the largest alpine lake on the island at 1,900m

The road to Cuifeng Lake offered amazing views but it was a cold ride on a scooter

Sunday April 2nd, 2017

The church near the Marian Hiking Trail (聖母登山步道) in Jiaoxi

At the peak of the Marian hiking trail (about 900m above sea level)

Found this little critter at the top of the mountain (about the size of a ladybug)