Category: Hua Shan
|May 20, 2013||Filed under China, Hua Shan||
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tze
I think I became a better traveler after my excursion to Hua Shan last month. But for the kindness of a stranger, I would not have made it to the Taoist sacred mountain. But for a bit of self-awareness, I would not have made it through the day.
Having eaten one too many bowls of noodles in Xi’an, I decided to burn off some calories and take a hike on Hua Shan, just a 30-minute bullet train ride away. I intended to take the cable car to the North Peak and traverse the ridges to the other summits. That was the plan. (more…)