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Great Wall Spur, 2017/10/02

Pinnacle Tower hike, 2017/10/06

Twenty photos from a drizzly hike up to the Pinnacle Tower.

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/09/23

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2017/09/23

Twenty-nine photos from a blue-sky day hike on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

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Cub Scout, 2017/09/23

Cub Scouts hike at Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/09/23

We took the Cub Scouts out for a walk on the Great Wall—see 35 photos.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/09/19

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/09/19

See 40 photos from the Gubeikou Great Wall Loop hike, showing the scenery of late September.

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Great Wall Spur, 2017/09/17

Great Wall Spur, 2017/09/17

See 15 photos from a hike along the Great Wall Spur.

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Bricks In The Wall hike, 2019/09/17

Bricks in the Wall hike, 2016/09/17

This is a hike we don’t do too often, and if you push us we might admit to getting a little bit off the trail a few times on this visit. Still, we got to the end eventually, and it was a fun hike to do in a rather remote area of Miyun District.

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Camping Switchback Great Wall, 2017/09/16-17

Camping Switchback Great Wall, 2017/09

We had perfect weather for this two-day camping trip on the Great Wall—see 26 photos from the campsite and Great Wall.

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Zhenbiancheng and Big Camp Plate Great Wall

Zhenbiancheng and Big Camp Plate Great Wall, 2017/9/16

The Zhenbiancheng to Big Camp Plate hike is one of our best long trails, following a rough line of early Ming Dynasty Great Wall through the mountains northwest of Beijing.

The day started out foggy, but a big wind came along to blow the skies clear – click though to check out a set of 35 photos from the hike.

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Tanzhe Temple, 2017/09/15

Abandoned Village and Tanzhe Temple trip, 2017/09/15

As a special trip for a school we took a walk about an abandoned village and then we headed to Tanzhe Temple for a tour—see thirty-three photos from the village and the temple.

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Photos from Hike Fest 2017

Photos from Hike Fest 2017

On September 9 we completed the fourth edition of our Hike Fest, again with the 24km/30km Challenge, and the 10km Hike for Fun.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/09/07

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/09/07

See nineteen photos from a hot-weather hike at the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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Great Wall Spur, 2017/09/06

Great Wall Spur, 2017/09/06

We had perfectly blue skies and long views on this hike along the Great Wall Spur—see a set of 18 photos.

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Yellow Grass Plateau and Seven Towers, 2017/09/02

Yellow Grass Plateau and Seven Towers, 2017/09/02

See nineteen photos from our hike up to Yellow Grass Plateau and the Seven Towers, way out in the mountains of Mentougou District.

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Immortal valley, 2017/08/25

Immortal valley, 2017/08/25

A set of photos from a teambuilding trip to Immortal Valley—beautiful blue skies, and great scenery.

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Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2017/08/24

Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2017/08/24

A set of 11 photos from our Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike, featuring green hills and a big blue sky over the Great Wall.

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Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall

Great Wall Christmas 2014 - Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall

In Brief: Photos from a hike along the Great Wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling.

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