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Aershan Tianchi, Inner Mongolia

Hiking photos - A’ershan Forest National Park, October 2009

In October we visited A’ershan Forest National Park, a 100,000+ hectare nature reserve in Inner Mongolia famous for its volcanic landscapes, mountaintop lakes, deep forests, grasslands, rivers, and mineral-rich springs. Huijie made good use of her camera on the trip - click through to see shots of lakes, forests, grassland, and amazing autumn colours.

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Tower on Great Wall

Hiking photos - Ming Village overnight, Oct. 17-18, 2009

We had an excellent two days of hiking in and around out of Cuandixia, a Ming Dynasty-era village in the hills of Mentougou - click through to see photos from the hikes and other activities.

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Sketchpad

Photos from the Countryside Painting and Sketching Trip, 2009/10/11

Huilin and Huijie both went to art school, and Huilin now studies and teaches at the University of Western Australia. While Huilin was in town we organised a trip to the countryside to learn about and try out sketching and Chinese watercolour painting. We’ve put some photos from the trip online, click through to have a look!

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River crossing

White River to Sihetang hike photos, 2009/10/10

Photos from our trip to the White River and water canyon in Miyun’s Yunmengshan area, one of our new hikes.

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Top of Dahaituo

Dahaituo Mountain hiking photos, 2009/10/03

Coincidentally (or not!), the weather during the weekend after the 60th Anniversary Celebrations was amazing; we hiked Dahaituo Mountain, where the scenery and autumn colours were a perfect match for the weather - click through to see some photos from the Challenge Dahaituo Mountain hike on October 3rd, 2009.

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Great Wall tower

Hiking photos - Badgers’ Pass and Lotus Pond Overnight, 2010/7/31

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