Gan Bai Stream (եۼ)


Last Visit: 25 May 2003

NT West

Trip 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.

Location 1
Altitude : 10M

Description : After dropping off from min bus, you have to walk pass a chicken farm to reach the entrance of the stream.
Location 2
Altitude : 10M

Description : Here is the sandy entrance of the stream.
Location 3
Altitude : 35M

Description : This short cascade is named "Silver Water Double Falls (Ȥr)". You may take your left to climb to the top of the short cascade.
Location 4
Altitude : 85M

Description : After a while, you will meet another short cascade called "Cascade on Stone Stage (۽YQr)" because there is stone "table" right below the waterfall.
Location 5
Altitude : 105M

Description : The stream splits here, take the right off-shoot.
Location 6
Altitude : 115M

Description : After a while, you will encounter another attraction of this stream. It is dubbed as "The Comb Waterfall Corridor (rY)". 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.
Location 7
Altitude : 130M

Description : This is the last attraction of this stream, "The Slanting Slit Waterfall (_r)". 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.