Switchback Great Wall camping, 2016/08
See 23 photos from two days up on the Great Wall, including an awesome sunrise shot.
In the midst of that run of rainy weather in late July this year we found a few clear days to take the STOMP crew out for a camping trip on the Great Wall.
As a privately-arranged trip it was a bit more flexible—we were able to wait for good weather, and on the second day we were able to get the team back to the city early enough for a rest before their evening performance!
See the photos below.
Ready to go.
Stone Valley village scene.
More wild flowers.
Views of the Great Wall—and finally a clear sky!
Up on the wall.
Unrepaired ‘wild’ Great Wall covered by grass.
On top of the tallest tower in the area.
Hiking down a steep section.
Looking back up to the tall tower.
Views out the entrance of a tower.
Heading for the campsite.
Tents all set up.
The sun looks like it’s just a few mountains away.
We were up early on Day Two for more walking on the wall.
We hiked up to a repaired section.
Made it to the top!
Hiking back down again.
Great views from so high up.