Replacement hike This hike replaces our previously planned Big Camp Plate hike, which we’re not going to do because of dangerous weather forecast for that area. The replacement hike is in a district where the weather forecast is better, and there are plenty of options to bail out if the weather is worse than forecast.
Hike a long valley trail up to the Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou, and then follow the Great Wall towards the Chinese Knot. Just before we get to the steep stretch of wall before the Chinese Knot we’ll head down a valley on the west side, and then make another ascent to get on to our Great Wall Spur hike, finally finishing in a small village. Some sections steep and slippery!