We’re running this hike at cost and ask that everyone that joins helps out with the cleanup.
Longyunshan, or ‘Dragon Cloud Mountain’ is a park in Miyun District, sited in the hills above the White River canyon—a pretty location that is popular with hikers and as a location for film sets.
Unfortunately, both hikers and film crews are not always conscientious about cleaning up after themselves, and the trail has been somewhat spoiled by the mess.
In the spirit of Earth Day we’re going to head out and clean up as much as we can, with the following plan:
- Walk up the trail beside the river, and make a decision about which parts best need a cleanup
- Take a break for a snack at a rock formation with nice views of the canyon
- Walk back along the trail, cleaning as we go
- If there’s time, we’ll climb up to the top of Dragon Cloud Mountain for a look
- Head to a local restaurant for snacks and drinks, with Beijing Hikers picking up the tab
We’re running this hike at cost, and with some sponsorship we estimate it will cost about 150 RMB per person. We’ll calculate the final cost in the week before the hike, based on the number of clean and green participants.
Trash we’ll be collecting
- Any plastic
- Any metal without sharp edges
- Cigarette butts
- Orange peels (Even though they come from fruit, these peels do not break down quickly!)
- Whatever you feel comfortable removing that was left by someone else
What to bring
- Warm clothes, just in case
- Food and drinks – Beijing Hikers will NOT be providing any on this hike besides water!
- Comfortable, broken-in hiking boots
- (Click here to read our full What to Bring on a Hike list)
- Garbage bags
- Plastic gloves