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Trip reports archive: May, 2012

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Hiking photos – Nine-Eyes tower and Pizza Hike, 2012/05/26

This hike is one of sweeping views, natural beauty and an enjoyably rustic section of the Great Wall at Jiankou . Even though this hike is a tough one, it’s well worth doing, especially with the prospect of a feast of pizza waiting for us at the end. Click through to see more photos!

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the muscle

Hiking photos – Yoga hike: Silver Pagodas to Lily Village, 2012/05/23

Recently we’ve been started doing yoga hikes—heading out to scenic and serene places in the countryside, and taking a walk to a peaceful spot to do a session or two of yoga. On this trip, we were hiking around the Silver Pagodas area – click through to see some photos.

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Our local guide

Special trip photos – Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, 2012/05

In May we headed out to Gansu Province for a good combination of hiking and visits to culturally significant historic sites. Click through to see Huijie’s excellent photos.

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a well deserved rest break

Hiking photos – Switchback Great Wall, 2012/05/05

Our Switchback Great Wall hike follows an obscure stretch of unrestored Great Wall in Yanqing County. It’s a reasonably short hike, but there’s a lot of climbing to do – click through to see photos from the trail.

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The next morning

Special trip photos – Tengger Desert Lakes, 2012/05

In May we headed out to Inner Mongolia for a trip in the Tengger Desert, a sand desert with endless waves of sand dunes and a surprisingly large amount of lakes. Click through to see photos of the desert, dunes, lakes, and camels.

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The windy Great Wall

Hiking photos – Great Wall Spur, 2012/05/02

One of our first hikes in May 2012 was the Great Wall Spur, an picturesque stretch of unrestored Great Wall in Huairou District. Click through to see the photos!

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rolling hills

Hiking photos – A Long Way to Catch the Train, 2012/05/01

We did our old Long Way to Catch the Train hike on the first day of May, walking through fields and hills and getting a good look at the countryside lifestyle. Click through to see photos of fields, villages, farm animals, and more!

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