Home > Trip Reports

Immortal Valley Loop, 2018/01/17

Immortal Valley Loop, 2018/01/17

Pictures from a fun hike up past the frozen waterfalls and caves in Immortal Valley—see 20+ photos.

Read more »
Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/01/14

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/01/14

Twenty-five shots from a hike on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng—plenty of sun, and relatively mild weather for the middle of winter.

Read more »
New hike! scouting Houhe,2018/01/09

Sujia River scouting trip, 2018/01/09

Forty-plus photos from our scouting trip down the frozen Sujia river—see big mountains, forests, ice, and cliffs and canyons.

Read more »
Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/01/02

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/01/01

See 20+ photos from the Gubeikou Great Wall—clear skies and awesome views of the wall and mountains for our first hike of 2018.

Read more »
Immortal Valley Loop, 2017/12/31

Immortal Valley Loop, 2017/12/31

The frozen waterfalls and pools at Immortal Valley make it a great winter hike, and we picked it for our last hike of 2017—see 25 photos.

Read more »
Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River, and Bingling Temple, 2017/12

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River, and Bingling Temple, 2017/12

The Yellow River runs through Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, and the river’s fertile floodplains mean that the area has been inhabited for millenia. On this trip we checked out some of the sites around Lanzhou, including the Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple.

We visited for the New Year holiday—click through to see a set of 32 photos from the trip!

Read more »
Longquanyu Great Wall, 2017/12/27

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2017/12/27

See a set of 21 photos from our hike Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake hike—hills, mountains, ice, and Great Wall!

Read more »
Christmas Eve on the Great Wall Hemp Village to Gubeikou, 2017/12/24

Christmas Eve on the Great Wall, 2017/12/24

We had super weather for our 2017 Great Wall Christmas—see 60+ photos from the hike and the dumpling-making competition!

Read more »
Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/12/20

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/12/20

See 15 photos from a walk on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng—blue skies, lots of sunshine, and great views of the Great Wall.

Read more »
Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2017/11/12

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2017/11/12

See 23 photos from our hike on the ‘Switchback’ Great Wall—blue skies, and cold weather!

Read more »
Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/12/12

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/12/12

See photos from a two-day team trip to the Gubeikou Great Wall: Hiking, paper cutting lessons, overnight in a lovely guesthouse … nice!

Read more »
Stone Vally Great Wall, 201712/10

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/12/10

See a set of photos from a clear and cold day up on the Stone Valley Great Wall.

Read more »
Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/12/9

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/12/9

Blue skies and warm sunshine—take a look at our favorite photos from the Gubeikou Great Wall Loop hike!

Read more »
Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2017/12/02

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2017/12/02

The Jinshanling Great Wall is open again, and we hiked through from Gubeikou to check it out—see 27 photos.

Read more »
Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way, 2017/11/26

Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way, 2017/11/26

After a hike in the mountains to the north of the Ming Tombs we took a look at the outside of two closed tombs and then headed on to the Sacred Way—see 20 photos.

Read more »

Trip reports, photos, and news

Trip Reports: Photos and writeups of our trips around Beijing and other parts of China. View all the trip reports »

News: Updates and information. View all the news »

Trip reports

Read one of the many reports in the archives. (This report has been chosen by random selection; we hope it's a good one for you!)

Horse float - Yu County CNY 2014 Overnighters, Part 2

Yu County CNY 2014 Overnighters, Part 2

In Brief: Part Two of our trip report on our 2014 Chinese New Year overnight trips in Yu County, Hebei Province.

View trip report »