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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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White River hike, 2017/08/20

White River hike, 2017/08/20

Twenty-five photos from a walk down the White River, one of our favourite hikes for summer.

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Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province, 2017/08/11-12

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province, 2017/08

Twenty-five photos from our August 2017 trip to the Bashang Grasslands—hiking, horses, BBQ, and big blue skies.

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White River hike, 2017/08/06

White River hike, 2017/08/06

The White River hike is one of our favourite summer walks – the views are excellent, and you can cool down by splashing about in the water.

The only problem is that summer in Beijing is also the most rainy time of the year, which sometimes spoils the river walks – either it rains, or the river level is too high to be safe.

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall , 2017/08/06

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hike, 2017/08/06

The weather was perfect for this walk on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng – blue skies, green hills, and great views of the wall and natural scenery.

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Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/7/29

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/7/29

We’ve got a few trails on the wall in this area, and on this hike we did the version that makes a loop from Stone Valley village, hiking up roads and paths to find the Great Wall, and then following the wall back towards the village to finish.

The scenery was superb on this visit – lush, green hills, and long views of the Great Wall and surrounding mountains.

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Jiankou ‘Big West‘ Great Wall, 2017/7/27

Jiankou ‘Big West’ Great Wall, 2017/7/27

We headed out to the Jiankou for a Level 3-rated walk on the rough line of wall on the west side of the Jiankou basin. The hills were green and lush, and we were also lucky with the weather – after a cool and cloudy start, the skies cleared to blue but it didn’t get much hotter.

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Yunmeng Gorge Swim and Explore, 2017/7/23

Yunmeng Gorge Swim and Explore, 2017/7/23

In hot weather we like to organise hikes where there’s a chance to cool off, and we know a swimming hole in Yunmeng Gorge that is just perfect.

On this visit we hiked in and set up by the pool, and we also did a short hike to see more of the scenery inside the gorge.

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Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

Gubeikou Great Wall, 2017/7/23

It was raining the whole time during our drive to the wall, and we were a bit worried about the hike. In the end, no need to worry – the rain stopped just after we arrived, and we enjoyed a walk on the Great Wall. After the rain the temperatures stayed cool, and the views of the wall were enhanced by all the low clouds.

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Shuitou Village Loop hike, 2017/7/15

Shuitou Village Loop hike, 2017/7/15

The Shuitou Loop hike is a trail that starts and finishes at the old barracks of Zhenbiancheng. The loop trail takes us over the hills to Shuitou Village, an old farming settlement that is slowly developing, and then back over the Great Wall and down a forested valley to complete the circuit.

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Jingshanling Great Wall loop, 2018/07/28

Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/07/28

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