Hiking The Ganshu Wuming Sector
The 17th most popular hiking trail in China.
Saturday 25 June 2016 05:58 GMT
On the ridges of the Central Cordillera, the Ganshu Wuming Sector has 34km of trails that requires 5 to7 days to traverse. These trails are part of the National Trail System.
The trip to Lingminshan is considered to be of low difficulty. The trip along Ganshu and Wuming is of medium difficulty for most people, but the full stretch of the trail is more difficult.
The entire mountain trail in Ganshu and Wuming sector extends some 34km and it passes by Wuming Mountain, Bilu Mountain, Lingming Mountain, Ganshu Peak, Shuan Mountain and Yangtou Mounta. The lofty Wuming Wall in the south is selected as one of the top 10 Steep Mountains. The sector is rich in steep cliffs like Bilu Cliff, Wuming Cliff and the Gate-to-the-Land-of-Ghosts Cliff.
The trail is located at between 2,300m~3,400m above sea level, where the ecosystem is highlighted by species suited to low temperatures, humidity, a high mountain ecosystem and coniferous ecosystems similar to those found in the Arctic. Common species are round-shaped pines near Jade Mountain, high mountain azalea, Taiwanese cold fir, spruce fir and double-leaf pine. Most species are available in pure forests, which are a preferable habitat for wildlife. Insects are scarce in coniferous trees. Medium and large mammals, such as Taiwanese monkeys, munt-jac, wild boar, water deer, goats, Taiwanese black bears and white-faced flying squirrels are common in the area. Birds that are found on the top level of the forest are relatively smaller, such as (火冠戴菊鳥), Meishan chickadees, red-head sparrows, red-tailed starlings, star crows and Taiwanese lesser coucals etc. Large birds are found in the lower levels of the forests, such as Taiwanese mountain francolins.
Overall, Ganshu Wuming Sector is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in China.