The main factor determining whether or not people enjoyed this seems to be the weather. I have been told by a couple of locals that the top is only clear about one in six days. If you are in Baoguo and the day dawns clear, forget about walking up, catch the bus and cable car early so as not to miss the great views, not only of the temple area but also the snow capped western cordillera. You can then walk down if you wish. There are many small cafes, some attractively situated all along the trails. Prices can be higher than in town, but not terribly so, considering the transportation issues. Don't miss "The Hard Wok Cafe", just below Hongshun Ping, with an English menu and a good selection of food and drink. If you are 60 or older, and can substantiate it with a passport, admission is only 90 RMB to the mountain. The large monkeys can be very threatening; carry a walking stick, and pick up [or mime] some rocks to throw- some locals carry a slingshot [catapult]. It has occurred to me that a loud whistle or air horn may also be effective in convincing them that you are "badder" than they are. I stayed overnight in the small Yuxian Temple. The doubles seemed comfortable, the dorm was not. There is a shared warm shower, the drop squat toilet was grim. Dinner was rice, green beans, eggplant [aubergine], and clear soup. The terrace hangs over the valley and the views are lovely.