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Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/12/31

Sunset over the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/12/31

We hiked the Huanghuacheng Great Wall to see the last sunset of 2018—take a look at 16 photos from the hike.

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Gubeikou to Jingshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/29

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/29

Cold but beautifully clear weather on one of the last hikes of 2018—see 18 photos from the Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall hike.

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Great Wall Christmas

Christmas on the Great Wall, 20108/12/25

31 photos from a Christmas Day hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall, plus the post-hike dumping-making competition!

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/12/22

Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/12/22

It was a chilly and bleak day out on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng—just lovely for a hike! See 16 photos.

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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/15

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/12/15

It was a cold and windy walk from Gubeikou to Jinshanling—see 11 photos from the hike.

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Triangle Hike, 2018/12/15

Triangle Hike, 2018/12/15

The Triangle hike is a long but easy hike through the countryside in Huairou District—see 20 photos of hills, chickens, shrines, and an impromptu bean-grinding session!

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Silver Pagoda Loop, 2018/12/09

Silver Pagoda Loop, 2018/12/09

See 14 photos from the Silver Pagoda Loop—a village visit, a shrine by an ancient pine tree, views from the peak of Silver Mountain, plus the pagodas.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/12/08

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/12/08

See 23 photos from a chilly day out at the Gubeikou Great Wall Loop.

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Shuiquan Canyon, 2018/12/01

Shuiquan Canyon, 2018/12/01

We revived part of an old trail to make a new-ish route—see a set of 20 photos of bouldery scenery and icy rivers from the Shuiquan Canyon hike.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/11/25

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/11/25

Brown hills, blue skies, and long views on our hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall—see 15 photos.

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Intelligence Valley and Yanqi Lake, 2018/11/25

Intelligence Valley and Yanqi Lake, 2018/11/25

Intelligence Valley is one of our easiest walks, and we added on a stroll by Yanqi Lake to make it a longer day—see eight photos of the valley scenery and one of Yanqi Lake.

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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall East, 2018/11/24

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/11/24

We had the wall to ourselves on a clear day out at Gubeikou—see 15 photos.

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Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

See 18 photos from a drizzly day in the rolling hills of Miyun—clouds, cabbages, cornfields, and more!

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Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2018/11/03

Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2018/11/03

21 photos from a hazy day at the Chinese Knot Great Wall.

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Stone valley Great Wall, 2018/10/31

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/10/31

Big winds brought a blue sky and the feeling of winter to the high up places at Stone Valley—see 20 photos of Great Wall and mountains.

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