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Trip reports archive: August, 2009

Campers around fire

Chestnut Orchard Camping photos, Aug. 29-30

We spent the weekend of the 29th and 30th of August camping in a chestnut orchard, hiking on both days, and spending a night outside in tents. Click through for some excellent photos from the trip, contributed by campers Han Ye and Chuck.

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Wading through the pool

Two Valley Walk hiking photos, August 24

On the 24th of August we took a walk through the Two Valleys, this time doing the loop walk in the opposite direction to our normal route. The valleys were green and leafy after all the recent rain in Beijing, and the streams were running a little higher than usual.

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Winding wall on hills

Yanqing Great Wall hiking photos, August 23

We had a good, tough day of hiking in the hills of Yanqing District on Saturday the 23rd of August - click through to see photos from the hike and get the stats.

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Eastern Qing Tombs photos, August 19

Click through to see some pictures from our Eastern Qing Tombs study trip on August 19th - wet weather, but still a good day at an interesting place.

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Tower on Great Wall

Hiking photos August 15-16

Click through to see a whole lot of photos from our hikes on the 15th (Lotus Pond to Mutianyu) and 16th (Intelligence Valley) of August. Included are shots of the Great Wall, and the ‘Intelligence Test’ we gave to hikers after they had completed the Intelligence Valley walk.

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Pinnacle Tower, 2018/04/29

Pinnacle Tower hike, 2018/04/29

In Brief: The Pinnacle Tower hike is a short but steep trail that peaks at a tall tower in the mountains—see 12 shots from the climb up and over the top.

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