2017-10-05

100 Peaks of Taiwan 台灣百岳 no.65 屏風山 Mt. Ping Feng

This is my husband's record of  Pinfenshan . I translate  into English for foreign mountaineers coming to Taiwan . i am not a native English  speaker. just try my best to describe it in simple English. hoping foreigners could find ways to see the beautiful view in Taiwan's mountains easily.

Hikers need 2 permits to enter and climb mountains (3000+meters). One permit is the mountain permit from the  National Park office and the other permit is from the local police station.




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D-1 嘉義/埔里/大禹嶺
      
嘉義-國道三北上-轉國道六至埔里(23:50)-台14-霧社-台14甲-清境-武嶺-大禹嶺,標高2565公尺(01:30
宿於商店門前)


from:   Chiayi --->national highway no. 3 moving toward the north--> turn into national highway no. 6 to  Puli  ( 23:50) -->  tw route no. 14 --> wushe --> tw route no. 14 甲  -->Cingjing -->Wuling--> Dayuling (click here for google map)  elevation 2565 meters ( 1:30 AM )


D+1日 大禹嶺登山口/下至塔次基里溪/上至合歡金礦工寮營地6.2Km,下600m上470m/上屏風山2.5Km,上下814m)

 Day 1 :   the Ping Feng Trail decends 600 meters to the river./ ascend 470m to Gold Mine Campsit 6.2K
 
 05:10 大禹嶺登山口出發。登山口在叉路口往花蓮方向約五十公尺右側水泥路(勝財興飲食店對面水泥路),先下坡,一個之字形水泥路1分鐘 後取右緩急下切進樹林,穿梭在高大的樹林中,聴到水聲也就是塔次基里溪快到了。注意路基急下切,雨季步道濕滑!(版主在此摔斷一根肋骨)


 05:10  the trail head is beside the road to Hualian near the 3 way intersection  about 50 m away. be careful the slippery path.

trailhead


 05:40 塔次基里溪第一溪谷(水很大)。過溪後順著水游往下續行不到10公尺,右側山壁拉繩上行!

meet the first river at 5:40 am(the river flows very fast). cross the river and go along about 10 m, pull the rope up the slope on the right side. 


the river


pull the rope up on the right side


05:45 塔次基里溪第二溪谷(嚴格說來,應僅算是條水很少的溪溝)。過後會經二次坍方地段,第一段有拉繩,踏碎岩一次過一人(避免二人同時拉繩,以防後者將前者甩下山谷),第二段坍方距鐵線橋約20分鐘路程,必須高繞,稜線因坍方已變成瘦危稜, 通過要小心,大概再下個大雨就會崩垮無法通過.

05:45 meet a small river (little water). encounter landslides along the way. the slides could change after big rains.  be careful!!



 07:05 鐵線橋。(此行程最低點,從大禹嶺一路陡下落差約700M), 橋下是深谷地形,右側上游瀑布很大!。鐵線橋上登約50公尺有一露營區,可 供20人露營,水源充足。在此休息20分鐘

07:05 a suspension bridge  (the lowest place from the trail head , descend about 700m)
there's waterfall beside it. further up the trail about 50m  you will see a campsite . it could accommodate about 20 people and be rich in water resource. we took a rest for 20 minutes.

suspension bridge


campsite near the suspension bridge


07:25 離開鐵線橋營地後開始陡升,約5分鐘後上至松木林內,舒舒服服的走30分鐘又平坦又柔軟的松針林道再陡上 。

07:25  pack on back and start to go up the trail. 5 minutes later the  walk was easy. went through the pine forest and the pine needles covered on the path . walked for 30 minutes then went up . 



 09:25 扺合歡金礦工寮露營地,營地可供十頂營帳,工寮已拆除,木板散置一地供作露營舖地之用,營地供奉有土地公,小小的鐡皮房子不注意還看不到,營地前方二分鐘路就有一個瀑布,水源充足,沐浴、用水無虞。卸下重裝午餐休息。

09:25 arrived at Gold Mine Campsite. it could accommodate 10 tents. there's a small temple beside the site. water resource is 2 minutes walk away. off backpacks for lunch.


Gold Mine Campsite


a waterfall near the campsite



 11:00 輕裝出發(至屏風山5-6K,上下落差930M,來回耗時5-8小時 。有些團隊會選擇第二天摸黑出發。)
 11:02 第一溪谷,濕滑、碎石手腳並用努力攀登.之後再經過二個有水的小溪谷.
 11:50 抵第四溪谷(最後取水點), 可看見合歡山的松雪樓,休息後一路陡上的山徑.到處可見拉繩、岩壁、崩塌乾溪谷、綿延不絕的山徑,登頂的路就是長又陡

11:00 set off with simple pack(water and snacks). it's 930 meters elevation difference from here to the Peak of ping Feng .5-6 K distance . it took 5-8 hours to and back.

11:02  crossed a river again. the way was wet and slippery . it was tough to climb up. then cross another 2 small rivers .

11:50 met the 4th river (the last water resource ) you could see  a building(song syue lodge) erected  on the Mt. Hehuan from there . took a short break then went on the walk.  on the steep slope , ropes are plentiful and needed.

 13:30 大崩壁。拉繩攀升陡峭的碎石坡!碎石坡過後就是比人還高的陡上箭竹林,還是要爬.

13:30 a big collapsed wall, pull the ropes up over the rubble-covered slope. after the slope , walked through the bamboo grass (the grass grows higher than people).

big collapsed wall
















 rubble- covered slope














14:05 上扺稜線小平台。取左續行。前行約一分鐘遇一岔路,左下有一可供二人住的小營地,走右續行,下切再上一個山頭,經草原坡及數個看天池,經短箭竹坡處終有展望!

14:05  there's a flat place at the ridge. go along the left path . then you will meet an intersection . take the right path . descend then ascend up . walk through grass and pass some puddles, . the sky opens up after going through the bamboo grass 

14:30 攻頂屏風山。四周雜草叢生、樹木茂密毫無視野 .

14:30 arriving at the peak of Ping Feng. trees and grass all around. it doesn't have much view.



14:50 下山

14:50 go back

 17:55 回合歡金礦營地(宿)

17:55 back to Gold Mine Campsite . stay here for a night.

D+2 合歡金礦營地/塔次基里溪/大禹嶺登山口/回嘉
 06:40 重裝下山go back
 08:00 鐵線橋營地。the suspension bridge
 10:20 塔次基里溪第一溪谷 the first river
 11:40 大禹嶺。上車回嘉。Dayuling   .   drive home