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Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/01/31

Hemp Village to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/01/31

See a set of 20 photos from the walk from Hemp Village over the hills to the Jinshanling Great Wall—beautiful blue sky and long views of the wall.

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White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/28

White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/28

Take a look at 20 photos from a winter walk down the frozen White River.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/01/21

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/01/21

A set of 20 photos from a cold and cloudy hike at the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/01/20

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/01/20

See a set of 20 photos from the walk along the Great Wall between Jiankou and Mutianyu.

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White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/20

White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/20

See 40+ photos from a hike down the frozen White River—clear ice, black water, cliffs and canyons, and plenty of sunshine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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