Gan Bai Stream (乾白石澗)

Region: NT West


Last Visit: 25 May 2003

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Route Description

Gan Bai Stream is a medium-sized stream. It has a number of small water pools for taking away your body heat. Like its cousins in Castle Peak area, the stream is wide with sand lining. The water there is pretty clean but the water would become very murky after rain because of the sandy nature of that area. Since it was within the range of firing excerise, hikers usually find empty bomb shells. Some of them are not empty and may still be dangerous. One word of caution: don't touch the weird bomb-like metal objects.



After dropping off from min bus, you have to walk pass a chicken farm to reach the entrance of the stream.



Here is the sandy entrance of the stream.



This short cascade is named "Silver Water Double Falls (銀水雙瀑)". You may take your left to climb to the top of the short cascade.



After a while, you will meet another short cascade called "Cascade on Stone Stage (石磐噴瀑)" because there is stone "table" right below the waterfall.



The stream splits here, take the right off-shoot.



After a while, you will encounter another attraction of this stream. It is dubbed as "The Comb Waterfall Corridor (水梭瀑廊)". This ladder-like gorge differs from the rest of cascades. One should lean against the rock wall on the left in order to overcome this gorge.



This is the last attraction of this stream, "The Slanting Slit Waterfall (斜縫瀑)". One can actually climb along the slit and reach a chamber on the top of the fall. If you are slim enough, you can cram yourself out the chamber through the hole on the top.

After that the stream flattens off. As indicated on the map, you can leave the stream on either directions, left or right. The left exit come first and then the right exit.