Sha Li Hsian River

For those of you who are still unclear of what exactly river tracing is, take a look.

This past Sunday we went to Sha Li Hsian River in Nantou Count. River tracing usually starts off pretty flat.

11145066_823670331047779_3633386095810156598_nWe came across a camp after about an hour of trekking. It was abandoned so we went to have a look at their gear. It felt very tribal. Like we were invading another tribes territory and were checking our surroundings.

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Not far from the camp we ran into the group whose it was. A school group of about 20 (high school or university, I honestly couldn’t tell) students. When we met them we also met our first gorge.

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As the trekking became more difficult and the water got colder the river got more and more beautiful.

We did some climbing.


We stopped to put on extra gears.


After lunch we followed the river to another gorge until we couldn’t find a way past the waterfall.

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The only downfall of river tracing is the wet coldness that cuts you right to the bone. Even though it was a warm day and we were wearing wetsuits we were freezing by the time we turned around.


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Having cold as a motivating factor made the trip back to the car a lot faster than the way out.


2 thoughts on “Sha Li Hsian River

  1. Hi Colleen. You continue to amaze me and make me totally jealous of your youth and your strength and your personal growth in self knowledge as well as cultural knowledge. We are vacationing in Orlando, the land of videos, concrete swimming pools, and shopping malls. No room for creativity here. Someone has already done it for you. We did take Anna to the ocean for her first playground in the waves. I hope some day she grows to love the outdoors in spite of her mother. Sending you photos under another e mail. Live love laugh. God is good. Beauty is God.


  2. Awesome! You are so brave!! I am lucky to meet you , you are someone who is sure of what she wants to do. and you go for it. Continue to enjoy your time there. Remember you are welcome in DR.

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