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Trip reports archive: November, 2009

Inside Tanzhe Temple

Hiking photos - Ingot Village and Tanzhe Temple, 2009/11/29

We’ve often passed Tanzhe Temple on the way to a hike, but don’t usually have enough time to look around inside. This time we had a guided tour of the temple after a hike around an interesting nearby village. Click through to see photos from the hike and inside the temple.

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Descent down wall

Hiking photos - The High Tower, 2009/11/28

We hiked through quite a lot of snow on this visit to the High Tower in Yanqing District, and it made the hike a lot of fun. The weather was clear, and we got some good photos - click through to read more about the hike, and see the statistics and photos.

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Tower on Great Wall

Hiking photos - Ming Dynasty River City, 2009/11/25

For one of our Wednesday trips we drove out to Mentougou District to visit a Ming Dynasty ‘River City.’ Click through to see photos from the area, including some big Great Wall towers.

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Grinding beans with donkey

Hiking photos - Triangle Hike, 2009/11/22

We had cold-but-good weather for this countryside stroll in Changping District. It was a quiet day, with not many people out and about in the hills - click through to see photos of hills, trees, snow, and some countryside life.

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Great Wall on hills

Hiking photos - Huangyaguan Great Wall, 2009/11/18

On a cold but clear Wednesday we took a long drive out to the Huangyaguan Great Wall, a section of the wall not often visited by Beijingers - click through to see some photos from the trip.

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Tower on Great Wall

Hiking photos - Great Wall Spur, 2009/11/15

On November 15th we headed up to the Great Wall Spur for what worked out as a very nice hike - clear skies, a little bit of snow on the ground, some good climbing exercise, and a very tasty meal afterwards. Click through to see photos from the trip.

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Brushes and trees on riverside

Hiking photos - Longyunshan ‘Heavenly Lake,’ 2009/11/14

It was a cold but clear day when we walked up to the ‘Heavenly Lake’ at Longyunshan - perfect weather for this nice, easy hike far out in Miyun District. Click through for photos from the trip.

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Entrance to old temple in Ingot Village

Hiking photos - Ten-Thousand Buddhas, Ancient Horse Hoofprints

During the weekend of November 7-8 we went hiking twice - on the first day of the weekend we walked through the Village of Two-Thousand Chickens on our Ancient Horse Hoofprints hike, and on the 8th we visited the ruins of the Hall of Ten-Thousand Buddhas - click through to see a few photos from both of those hikes.

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