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Hornet attack leaves one hiker dead in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition after they were attacked by hornets while hiking on the popular Sandiaoling Trail in Ruifang District, New Taipei ...

Hiker reported missing in central Taiwan found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker surnamed Huang who went missing on Sunday night (Sept. 19) while climbing Baigu Mountain in central Taiwan was found dead at the bottom of a deep valley by Czech B...

Hiker reported missing while climbing Baigu Mountain in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker went missing on Sunday night (Sept. 19) while climbing Baigu Mountain in central Taiwan, while a search Monday failed to find him. The Nantou County Fire Bureau...

Hiker missing in Taiwan's Yangmingshan National Park for 16 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 70-year-old man surnamed Hsu (許) has not been seen since Sept. 4, and search efforts are underway, CNA reported. The New Taipei Fire Department received reports on Th...

Fires shut Sequoia National Park, could threaten huge trees

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Sequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain i...

Taiwan’s highest mountains heavily littered with garbage from hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The headquarters of Yushan National Park pleaded with hikers to take their garbage down the mountain with them in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 3). Even though mount...

Man suffers injuries on central Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker suffered a broken arm after falling three meters off a side slope while climbing Mt. Pingfeng in central Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 4). The Hualien County Fire D...

Taiwan black bear spotted on Yushan National Park road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear was seen crossing a mountain road in Yushan National Park on Sunday (Aug. 22). A former Yushan National Park worker was driving along Provincial H...

On-site applications soon available for day trips to Taiwan’s Lake Jiaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hikers intending to make a day trip to Lake Jiaming from the Xiangyang trailhead will be allowed to make on-site applications for entry permits as of May 1, but there is a...

View fireflies on Taipei’s Tiger Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) is organizing activities on Taipei’s Tiger Mountain to enable people to view the fireflies that come out this time o...

Popular Adirondack trailhead will require reservations

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) — State officials, grappling with how to handle growing crowds of hikers in the Adirondack High Peaks, announced a new reservation system for a popular trailhead. Re...

Taiwan national park to reroute treacherous trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park Headquarters said in a press release on Tuesday (March 23) that it’s planning to reroute part of the Mt. Pingfeng trail after four climbing deat...

Call of the wild: Great outdoors is great escape in pandemic

For those venturing off the beaten path, be advised — it’s a little crowded out there. By nature’s standards, anyway, as the great outdoors has become the great escape. ...

Missing Taiwanese hiker found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 34-year-old woman surnamed Huang (黃) was found dead on Saturday (Feb. 27) after going missing Friday during a hike on Mt. Jyunda (郡大山) in Nantou County’s Xinyi Tow...

Six Taiwanese canyoneering experts join effort to search for missing hiker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six canyoneering experts on Jan. 10 joined Taichung City Fire Bureau's efforts to find a male hiker who went missing on Dec. 26 last year after scaling a mountain on t...