Hiking photos - Badgers’ Pass and Lotus Pond Overnight, 2010/7/31
On this two-day trip we hiked along trails and Great Wall in Huairou District, north of Beijing city.
On the first day, we walked the bushy Badgers' Pass trail, following an old path between villages. It took a lot longer than expected, as the trail was quite overgrown - most people drive between the two villages these days, and the trail is falling out of use. On the way, we saw a lot of flowers and mushrooms, an abandoned settlement, and some big pig traps.
After arriving at the village, we checked into the rooms at our guesthouse, had a nice big dinner, and enjoyed the views from the rooftop at the guesthouse.
The hike on the second day was along a stretch of Great Wall, and the weather was perfect. We were walking on the wall near Mutianyu, and got good views of restored and unrestored Great Wall without seeing a lot of other people. After we finished walking, we got a big lunch at a trout farm and headed back to Beijing.