Mornings in Smangus are quiet and fresh, yet it resounds with life--bird chirps and sunlight.
On our way to the woods, we pass by the locals' wooden cabins. Scooters are a major means of transportation for the Atayal tribespeople.
We choose to visit the giant trees, and the walk will take us about five hours to and fro.
The peaches are about to be harvested.
Fascinating path in the woods have always been my favorite. What will be waiting for us at the end of the path?
The hike is to start from here.
There are many epic scenes in the forest.
Near the entrance of the mountain is a bamboo forest, where we marvel at various scenery of bamboos.
The woods are packed with secrets. I believe the pine cone must have its story to tell.
A sea of green stars.
My mom, a serious hiker.
It is not an exhausting hike at all. In the beginning, we walk and stop to take photos very often. With the cool air and lack of mosquitoes, I have my coolest summer day this year here.
On the way there are several waterfalls and streams.