The three us of us with our taxi driver/surprise companion! From left: Will, Rob, taxi driver, me.
Once again, I went to Lushan with a few friends hoping to hike along the Wu Lao Feng (Five Old Men Peaks) but we were thwarted, this time because it was closed due to the dry weather and the risk of starting a fire. Nonetheless, our taxi driver invited himself along with us on our trip (no joke, he took us to the start of the walk and then got out of the car and walked with us for the next 5 hours or so!). He was nice enough although he spoke no English, and after a frustrating morning where we found that every turn we took was costing us more and more money we decided to take his advice and hike this well known route nearby where there is a series of waterfalls cascading down a gorge face, called the Three Steps Waterfall. We managed to get over the protecting rails at one point to get right underneath one of them, as you can see from the video here. Amazing! Wu Lao Feng will have to wait until spring i think.