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Hiking photos - Bashang Grassland, 2011/09/09

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With temperatures 6–7°C lower than Beijing during the daytime, and 10°C lower in the evening, we experienced on this trip what Beijing will feel like in late autumn this year.

The scenery was a little different on this visit, with some autumn colours starting to show. There were still some flowers to see, as well as giant mushrooms!

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Heading off on the first hike.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Horses on their patch of dirt.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

We headed up into the rolling hills.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

A view of the little settlement where we stayed.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

On a visit earlier in the year, the fields in the distance were full of yellow flowers.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

We followed a trail along a ridge.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

We took a break on top of the ridge.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Not so many flowers at this time of year, but still plenty of grass!

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

A view back down the valley.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Time for another rest.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Colours in the hills.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Cows graze in the tall grass.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Trees and grass.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Resting on the ridge.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

A view of the rolling hills.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Some walked; some rode horses.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Two hikers on horseback.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

An unusual plant.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Thistles.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Heading up towards a rocky outcrop, we spotted something in the grass.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Huge mushrooms!

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Yellow grass.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

A bird takes flight while a horse watches.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Sunflowers in front of a mud brick house.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Another type of flower.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

Horses and a pig.

, Beijing Hikers BashangGrasslands, Septemper09, 2011

A horse, roaming about the valleys.