Despite being the only Bai Yue under 3,000m, Lushan (鹿山), or “Deer Mountain” is often lamented by hikers as a peak that needs to only be done once.
Located on the less famous back-half of Jade Mountain, Mt. Lu (or Lushan) is almost 1000m lower than any other peak in the area.
For this reason, it means hikers need to descend almost 1000m to “summit” this forested peak, then re-ascent the same ridge just to get back to their cabin on the same day.
Along the way hikers will notice about a half dozen “false summit peaks” which can play tricks on the minds and morale of even the most dedicated hikers.
Originally, this peak was measured at an altitude of 3043m, but more recent calculations have put it under 3,000m, making it significant for being the only Bai Yue under 3,000m.
Despite its low elevation, it’s still considered one of the toughest Bai Yue to get to, and one can’t say they conquered the “back four” peaks of Jade Mountain without bagging this peak.
For the truly adventurous, all 9 of Jade’s peaks (including the back 4 peaks) can be completed over 5+ days, but this is only for those who are comfortable at altitude and are extremely fit and experienced.
Resources for hiking Lushan 鹿山:
- For more information about Jade Mountain Main Peak(玉山主峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)
- For more information about the Jade Mountain Front Peaks (玉山前四峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)
- For more information about the Jade Mountain Rear Peaks (玉山後四峰), please click here. (Coming Soon)