In the fall of 2010, someone posting their photos on Google Earth had followed the entire route from Taipei, up the mountain, past Yangmingshan, and all the way to what was McCauley Beach. Just follow all the little blue blocks.
Although neither of us is a sun person to any great degree, I insisted we go to the beach and swim in the ocean. Once was enouugh. The place was practically deserted and my sunburn was one of the worst in my life.
Back in 1969, this waterfall was no big deal. It was just a natural drop near the Grass Mountain Hostel. Now, it can be found in many Taiwan brochures.
YangMing Road is just the new name for the road from Taipei through Yangmingshan.
Following Route 2 (With a Chinese character after it) would take you to McCauley Beach.
Route 2 is also YangJin Road and it's hard to follow at times, but it persists.
Here it glides past the hostel.
An intersection awaits. At the right is Chiang Kai Shek's summer complex. It used to be heavily guarded.
We could tell when he was there as all vehicles coming up the hill from Taipei were stopped and searched at night.
It is really a beautiful place and is a must-stop for Wangmingshan National Park visitors.
This gives you a view of the entire complex.
Turn left at the previously shown intersection. This sign welcomes you to the national park.
YangJin Road begins after the left turn. At the left in this picture is the last section of the education complex.
Near Seven Star was this listening site. We didn't know whose it was-- U.S. or ROC.
Here's today's technology at a site about 1/2 mile south and east of our Grass Mountain site.
|Somewhere out there is McCauley Beach.|
|Along the road was some kind of mine.|
|And, we were all paid well.|