On my first trip to Taiwan we went on a hike to see monkeys. Dad did not go along. On our last trip here, we took Dad on a hike near there, but not exactly the same place. We only saw a few monkeys from the car. This time I wanted to take Dad to the place he missed on our first trip. After a small amount of searching, Guo-Yen found the same place. It starts out with concrete ramps and steps and turns in to all wood walkways and steps. Some parts are a little steep. (But they are nothing like the hike from the last trip!)
The Monkey Whisperer
I knew we were ready to leave, but I just wanted to take a look down that trail. I walked up the where the man and monkeys left the trail. A monkey came out of the woods and started slowly coming towards us. I quickly sat down on a step and started photographing him/her. This monkey was somewhat big. I was glued to the camera and was taking a lot of shots. When I stopped and lowered the camera, I was shocked to see that the monkey was only about 3 feet from me. HL was holding Joy and standing with Guo-Yen just a few feet away from him also.
We saw a few more monkeys as we walked back down. I was not at all disappointed that we didn’t make it to the top. I was just happy we got Dad there and that I got some monkey photos. We might even go back sometime later during this trip. There are other trails to explore.