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How to use GPX files on your phone (Android)

There are several ways to follow in the footsteps of others. You can meticulously plan (using maps, a compass or a well written guide), you can wing it and hope for the best, or you can use GPX files to accurately track your movements on course. It wasn’t until recently that I started using GPX files because previously I just wasn’t sure how. Initially I thought it was as easy as uploading them on to my Forerunner 220 and perhaps my watch would just tell…

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Teapot Mountain (無耳茶壺山) – 10.6km

Taiwan offers hikers and trail runners a wide variety of terrain, although not much of it flat, and Jiufen is a prime example. The city was originally and still is, built precariously on the side of a mountain, giving it some of the most unique architecture seen in Taiwan. Jiufen has attracted visitors throughout the ages and continues to bring swathes of daytime visitors from Taipei to marvel at its old streets. Fortunately the old streets are not all Jiufen has to offer, as there…

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