Took ages getting to write this, but now it's here: My post about pictures that I took while in Lulin Shan, Yu Shan mountain range.
Just a tiny bit of info:
Yu Shan or Jade Mountain is the tallest mountain in Taiwan. It is surrounded by Yu Shan national park and you need to have special permission to get to the mountain. Wikipedia has a lot more to tell about the place here: Yushan Mountain article on Wikipedia. I'm just going to show off some nice sights here.
I will start out with this photo that I took in the evening just before it got really dark. The house below is where we ate dinner and breakfast and was also the place where all the girls got to sleep. Boys had to sleep in some small cabins further up the mountain. It was really cold.
This was taken in the morning, on the day after. Still has lots of blue.
Later, we were up in the mountains to see the sunrise and it was really foggy.
It felt really strange. Kind of mystic fantasyish.
Could so much make a film here. Whether it be a Mew music video or something similar to The Lord of The Rings.
It's really steep so watch where you put your foot.
There was a big forest fire here some years ago, so you can see a bunch of burned down trees.
Clouds are leaking into the valley. I happened to see this phenomenon a few times while there and it was really cool to see every time.
Suddenly everything looks so clear. I'm really far up in Lulin mountain at this point.
Very strange cloud formation.
I guess that's how a mountain range looks from the inside.
That's the place we came from. Now the fog is almost gone and you can spot some of the burned down trees if you look closely.
And there it comes: The "sunrise".
Well, the sun had already come up long time before, but we couldn't see it for the mountains until now. Still looked kind of cool but I would've loved to observe a real sunrise as I hear that should be a really beautiful thing to see.
Look at that strange cloud formation.
And this looks really strange too. If that guy takes a two steps backwards, he'll fall down a few hundred meters.
Maho, the Japanese girl, wanted me to take some pictures of the clouds. Personally I think picturs of clouds are boring and something you can always take. You don't have to go to a mountain for that. I guess for Taiwanese or Japanese who lives so close together, you actually do have to climb a mountain to see clouds. Megacities don't often have skies over here. Besides: I got a bit of Yu Shan crammed into the picture anyway, so it's still a unique picture.
This is really a cool place. The side of the mountain from here is so steep.
Then suddenly, another cloud rolled into us and it got really foggy again.
Amazing isn't it? Can't see a thing clear.
At this time we're heading back again. Time for some more mysticism.
This place was really awesome to photograph but it was really troublesome when we had to climb back up over it.
The mountain is completely vertical over here. Before it was not possible to see the ground but now I realise just how deep this actually is. You should really watch where you put your feet, haha.
Later that day we went to the other side of the mountain. Notice how the colors have changed with the sun being higher up in the sky?
It's such a beautiful place to walk in. So void of buildings and other human artefacts. (Except for the weather measuring devices that is.)
Yeah! Woo. Awesome picture.
One of the last pictures I have from Lulin Mountain I guess.
This was nearby. We stopped here on the way home just before we went all the way down from the mountains. This is not as high up as the other place so you don't need any special permission to get in here I think. You still need to drive a lot of course. There were a few other people at this place too, as well as some tourist information about a bunch of more or less historical figures who went here a few generations ago.
It's still very beautiful so I wonder why it isn't totally crowded.
Prevent forest from fire accident and felling trees unlawfully, cultivating farms arbitrarily.
Oh well. That's it. Hope you liked some of the photos I took. If you bothered as much as reading this, please leave a comment, even if it's just to say that you read my blog and nothing more. ^^
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