Rolling Hills hike, 2018/03/18
20+ photos from a long ramble through the hills of Miyun—snow shots, farmland views, and more!
Sometimes, in March, Beijing gets a late fall of snow. We’d scheduled this hike just in case, because it’s a fun walk in the snow – not too steep, nice and long.
We missed the snow by one day! There was a heavy fall the day before, but with air temperatures well above freezing point most of the snow had already melted by the time we got there. Still, there was some snow left in shaded areas, and we still had a fun hike.
The Rolling Hills hike is one of our classic village-to-village walks. We hiked through two villages, and passed along the outskirts of another, following field trails and village roads between the rolling hills.
Hiking up to White Grass Hollow village.
Snow on the cornfields.
On our way to Stone Wall Valley village.
Taking a break on a hill top.
Heading on to Stone Wall Valley village.
Coming down from the hills.
From Stone Wall Valley village we headed on to the Chicken Farm and the Across the Top path.
Skirting a fence.
A surplus of roof tiles were used to make this wall.
Through the gate and up to the Across the Top path.
In the snow we could see a lot of footprints.
A paved path up to the top.
Steep stairs to finish.
The top of the Across the Top path.
A tiny guard dog.
Through the trees.
This farm track leads through cornfields.
Ready to head up to The Bowl.
On our way.
We hiked the ridgeline of the ring of hills we call The Bowl.
A roadside picnic to finish.