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Big Black Mountain to the Walled Village, 2018/03/11

Big Black Mountain to the Walled Village, 2018/03/11

The Big Black Mountain to the Walled Village hike is one of our older trails, and while it’s changed a bit since we first started doing it the hike is still a good ramble through the hills and farmland out in Huairou District.

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Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2018/03/10

Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2018/03/10

Photos from a fun – but very steep! – hike up to the ‘Chinese Knot’, beginning at the Great Wall Spur and peaking after the big climb up to the knot.

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Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/03/10

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2018/03/10

35+ photos from our hike on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall—blue skies and great views!

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Yu County overnight, March 2018

Yu County’s Ancient Walled Towns and Fireworks of Molten Iron, March 2018

We visited Yu County during Lantern Festival to see the action amongst the lanes and streets of the old towns and villages, including the dashuhua performance.

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Yudu Mountains and Sujia River, 2018/03/03

Yudu Mountains and Sujia River, 2018/03/03

The Yudu Mountains hike is one of our new ones, and this was the first time we’d taken a group on it.

While the AQI wasn’t awesome, the hike was fun – click through to see the photos!

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Unveiling the Buddha at Labrang Monastery, 2018/02

‘Unveiling the Buddha’ at Labrang Monastery, 2018/02

Our trip to Xiahe was timed to coincide with the once-a-year sight of one of Labrang Monastery’s huge thangka tapestries. While in the area we explored temples and towns, mingled with pilgrims as we watched ceremonies and performances, and hiked in the grasslands near Xiahe.

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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2018/03/25

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2018/03/25

See 30 photos from our hike on the Longquanyu Great Wall.

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Stone Valley Great Wall Loop, 201802/21

Stone Valley Great Wall Loop, 2018/02/21

We had lovely blue skies on this walk on the Great Wall at Stone Valley, and we had the wall all to ourselves—see 25 photos.

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Longqingxia Ice Festival and Tang Dynasty Caves, 201802/20

Longqingxia Ice Festival and Tang Dynasty Caves, 2018/02/20

See 30 photos from a trip where we took a look around the Tang Dynasty Caves at Guyaju before heading on to the Longqingxia Ice Festival.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/02/19

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/02/19

Take a look at 15 photos from a hike from Jiankou to the Mutianyu Great Wall.

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CNY Overnight Yu County’s Ancient Walled Towns and Fireworks of Molten Iron, 2018/02/18

Yu County overnight for Chinese New Year, February 2018

All the traditional activities and performances in Yu County during Chinese New Year make it a fun visit. We went out for two days, and had a great time exploring.

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High Rise to Longquanyu Great Wall, 2018/02/17

High Rise to Longquanyu, 2018/02/17

See 25 photos from a fun hike that took us up the ‘High Rise’ and then on to the Longquanyu Great Wall.

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White River Ice Hike, 201802/15

White River Ice Hike, 2018/02/15

See a set of 26 awesome photos from our last ice hike of 2018.

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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/02/10

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/02/10

See 19 photos from a hike on the Great Wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling.

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Team building!Long March, 2018/02/03

Special event for a large multinational company

We’ve been doing an annual ‘Long March’ for this company for more than ten years now. Click through to see shots from the 2018 event: a Huairou hike with 5km, 12km, and 16.5km options that crossed the Great Wall, hills, and valleys near the Little West Lake.

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