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Hiking photos - Long Way to Pray for Rain, 2011/06/26

Click through to see a few photos from our Long Way to Pray for Rain hike!

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Hiking photos - White River, 2011/06/26

This hike along the White River turned into quite an adventure after heavy rains raised the river level. Everyone got quite wet, but with the hot weather it was quite nice to cool down a little! Click through to see how deep the water got!

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Hiking photos - Dragon Cloud Mountain, 2011/06/25

This scenic and easy hike took us north of Beijing on one of the best ‘blue sky’ days Beijing had seen for a while. Click through to see the photos!

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Hiking photos - Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2011/06/25

We hiked restored and unrestored sections of Great Wall on this trip, visiting Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and little bit of Simatai on a day when the weather was near perfect. Click through to see photos and a write up of this hike, including some stats!

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Hiking photos - Bashang Grasslands, 2011/06/17

We made a long weekend of our visit to the Bashang Grasslands, leaving on Friday afternoon and coming back on Sunday night. Click through to see photos of the rolling hills, grassy meadows, flowers, and animals that we saw while hiking about.

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Hiking photos - Tengger Desert Lakes, 2011/06/16

On our second trip to the Tengger Desert this year we followed a slightly different route, hiking, driving, and riding camels through the dunes. Click through to see some photos from the trip.

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Hiking photos - Zhuangdaokou Great Wall and Walled Village, 2011/06/12

This hike is an easy, relaxing stroll from the village of Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village, a small settlement that once was home to the Ming Dynasty soldiers who were in charge of the upkeep and guarding of the section of Great Wall in that area. Click through for photos and a write up of the hike.

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Hiking photos - Ingot Village and Tanzhe Temple, 2011/06/11

This hike is an easy, relaxing stroll around a small village called Yangpoyuan, near west Beijing’s Tanzhesi Temple. After exploring the courtyards and lanes of this empty village, we visited Tanzhe Temple, where we took a look around and burned some incense. Click through to see a few photos and to read an interesting story from our local guide.

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Hiking photos - Mr. Mao’s Chestnut Orchard, 2011/06/05

On this ridge and valley hike, we were accompanied by Mr. Mao, a local resident who acted as our guide. This route included a flat section across cultivated land, some short steep ascents up a rocky ridge to get good views of the nearby peaks and Great Wall towers, and a gentle stroll along the bottom of a river valley, followed by a large lunch! Click through for photos and more!

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Hiking photos - The Quarrymen’s Trail to the Ming Tombs, 2011/06/04

This hike involves a route that, for most of its length, is different from the normal trails that we take to the Ming Tombs. It winds gently through forests, valleys, and hills before joining the last part of our usual route for the descent to the tombs. Click through for photos and more!

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Hiking photos - Zhangye, May 2011

In May 2011 we made a trip to the see the spectacular scenery of the Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu Province. Click through to see photos of the stunning colours of the mountains, as well as camels, Great Wall, and a short stone prospecting detour. Click through for photos and more!

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Tower, Beijing Hikers Pingyao Trip

Hiking photos - Pingyao Trip, 2011/05/20

In May, 2011, we made a visit to the ancient city of Pingyao in Shanxi Province. Click through to see photos from the trip.

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A moment of rest, Beijing Hikers Intelligence Valley hike

Hiking photos - Intelligence Valley, 2011/05/11

The Intelligence Valley hike is a popular one that we’re offering twice every season in order to appreciate and enjoy the contrasts that each season offers. The scenery varies greatly from one season to another, as we saw during our spring hike in mid May. Click through for photos and more!

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, Beijing Hikers Jinshanling Great Wall hike

Special Project - Jinshanling Great Wall photo, 2011/05/07

In early May, 2011, we organised a photo shoot on the Great Wall for a group of 500—quite a bit of a different activity to what we normally do on the wall … hiking! Click through to see some photos.

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A visit with the Taoist fortune teller, Beijing Hikers Yajishan Temple Fair

Hiking photos - Yajishan Temple Fair, 2011/05/04

The outing today combined an interesting visit to Yajishan Taoist temple for an overview of Taoism, its practices and beliefs, with nice views of the surrounding countryside and the temple fair! This temple fair is held every year and has a market like atmosphere, with locals selling everything from incense to food to toys! Click through for photos and more!

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Flower Wood Hillwalking Challenge, 2015/11/28

Flower Wood and East Water Valley Hillwalking Challenge, 2015/11/28

In Brief: Photos from a long walk through the snow from Flower Wood Village to East Water Valley Village.

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