Day 14: First Day of the Hike
Today was our first day of the hike. After breakfast, we packed our lunches and made our final preparations for the hike. We took a bus to a parking lot by the Three Pagodas and began our trek. T previously said that the hike would be 7-10 times harder than we imagined it to be, but it really wasn't that hard at all. After a five-or-six hour hike, we finally arrived at the Zhonghe Temple, adjacent to where we pitched our tents today. My shoulders and feet are really sore, but I should be ready for another big day tomorrow after a good night's sleep.