1. Views of 'wild' Great Wall and mountains
    Sunday, November 24

    Great Wall Spur

    Level 3+  ¥430 / 7:30am from Liangmaqiao, 8:00am from Lido
    After a reasonably tough hill climb of 40–50 minutes, we reach a beautiful, unrestored stretch of Great Wall. The hike continues along the wall, passing through towers, finishing in a rustic village.
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  2. The Silver Pagodas, after a midwinter fall of snow
    Sunday, December 1

    Silver Pagoda Loop

    Level 3  ¥430 / 8:00am from Liangmaqiao, 8:30am from Lido
    Follow a trail through the Changping countryside, passing villages, quarries, and a local shrine on the way to the Silver Pagodas, a set of five well-preserved 600-year-old pagodas that are all that remains of a big Buddhist temple.
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