Thanks for sharing a nice photo, Bob!
For the means of Dao Gou, I am not sure.
Because the Chinese character what put to Dao is not "Knife", but is "Reach".
The Chinese pronunciation of both is same.
When it is comfirmed, I inform you.
I've never seen the name written on a map. I was told it meant knife, but I will check on that and make the correction if necessary. BTW: I'll be leading a group into Bipeng Valley mid-Jan 2008 for about one month if you care to join us. Bob
Thanks for your reply and information, Bob!
I am not sure for a schedule in mid January yet. When you come to Rilong Town, please ask to the Sun and Moon Cottage TEL 0837-2791389. They inform you where I am (in the mountain, Danba, Chengdu or another place).
Good luck for your trip!