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After lunch, Beijing Hikers Intelligence Valley hike

Hiking photos - Intelligence Valley, 2011/01/16

Intelligence Valley is a popular hike, so we made it part of our Seasons Series. We’ll be repeating it in the spring, summer, and autumn to see how the local scenery changes throughout the year. Although there was not any snow on this hike, the river was frozen and we still got to see some very impressive icefalls.

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Frozen waterfall in Immortal Valley

Hiking photos - Immortal Valley Loop, 2011/01/08

We headed out to Immortal Valley, near the Miyun Reservoir, for a hike that took us past frozen pools and waterfalls and up to a ridgeline lookout. Click through for photos of frozen waterfalls, ice climbers, and blue skies.

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Frozen river

Hiking photos - New Years Day Longyunshan hike, 2011/01/01

For our first hike of 2011 we headed out to Miyun for a walk around ‘Dragon Cloud’ Mountain, climbing up to the reservoir at the top, and then taking a walk upriver to cross the frozen ice. Click through for photos.

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Army ladies at Mutianyu

Hiking photos - Jiankou to Mutianyu, Christmas BBQ, 2010/12/25

We’ve been doing our Christmas Hike-and-BBQ since 2004, and in 2010 the tradition continued. For Christmas 2010, we did the Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall hike, and finished our day with a big meal and a dumpling-making competition! Click through to see photos from the hike, as well as the dumpling-making contest.

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Colourful hills in Gansu

Scouting photos - Gansu Province, December 2010

At the beginning of December Yanjing and Huijie headed up to Gansu on a scouting trip to the Danxia Landform. We’re planning a visit to this area in 2011 - click through to see a few photos!

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Great Wall in fog

Hiking photos - Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2010/12/01

On a misty Wednesday at the beginning of December, we walked a stretch of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. We started near the Huanghuacheng Reservoir, and walked up and over the hill, heading for the Walled Village. The temperatures were low enough for the mist to turn into frost in some places, and we got some good photos - click through to see our photos.

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Fields and mountains in Yunnan

Scouting photos - Yunnan, November 2010

In November 2010 we went to Yunnan on a scouting trip, visiting the area around Lijiang before heading on to Shangri-La. As usual, we took a lot of photos - click through to see the pick of the bunch!

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Great Wall Tower

Hiking photos - Gubeikou and Jinshanling, 2010/11/13

In November we hiked from Gubeikou to Jinshanling on one of the clearest days we’ve seen in Beijing. As usual on a clear day we forgot to bring a camera, but some of our hikers took some excellent photos - click through to take a look!

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Hebei Bangzi performers

Hiking photos - Opera in a Countryside Temple, 2010/11/06

One of the countryside villages we often visit has a troupe of performers who like to do the Hebei Bangzi style of opera performance. On this trip, they gave us a great performance after we finished hiking in the hills around the village - click through for some photos!

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Hikers on plateau trail

Hiking photos - Dahaituo Mountain, 2010/10/16

We do our Dahaituo Mountain hike twice every year - once in spring, when all is green; once in autumn, when we see all the fall colours. Click through to see some photos from our autumn 2010 visit.

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Hiking group at Jiayuguan

Special Trip Photos - Xinjiang: Journey from the West, Oct 1-7 2010

During the big holiday at the start of October, we headed west for a seven day trip along the Northern Silk Road, starting at Urumqi in Xinjiang, and finishing at Jiayuguan in Gansu Province. Click through to see photos from the trip!

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Big pig

Hiking photos - Plants, wildlife, 2010/09

A lot of the photos on our website focus on scenery. In this collection of photos you’ll see some of the plants, animals, and insects we spotted out and about in September 2010.

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Great Wall tower

Hiking photos - Great Wall Spur, 2010/09/18

On this visit to the Great Wall Spur we enjoyed clear and cool weather, and got a few good shots of the Great Wall - click through for a look.

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Marker at peak of Lingshan

Hiking photos - Baihuashan and Lingshan Overnight, 2010/08/28-29

In August we did an overnight hike in the mountains west of Beijing, climbing to the peak of the highest mountain in Beijing on the second day. Click through to see some photos of hikers in the high mountain scenery of Baihuashan and Lingshan.

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Hikers taking a rest

Hiking photos - Walk Down the Incense Trail, 2010/8/8

On August 8th we headed out west, to the district of Mentougou, for a good walk along an old pilgrim’s trail. We started near the temple at Miaofengshan, and followed a trail over the mountains to Dajue Temple. Click through for photos, stats, and a write up.

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