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A Buddhist shrine

Vulture Rock Park to Miaofeng Mountain, 2013/03/03

The Vulture Rock hike is one of our oldies, and we did it the tough way: a big climb up the paved trail to Phoenix Ridge, and then on to Miaofengshan. It was a clear day, and we got some good photos of hills, peaks, pine trees, and more.

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the first part of the Great Wall

Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2013/02/23

Our Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village hike takes us up and down a stretch of steep Great Wall in Huairou District, climbing steep ridgelines out of and into valleys. On this visit we had clear weather, and the views were amazing!

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A Buddhist shrine

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike, 2013/03/20

We headed out to Huairou for a Great Wall hike the day after a heavy snowfall. We were a little unsure of what we’d find, but we it’s lucky we went – the views of a snow-covered Great Wall were amazing!

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the countryside

Tomb Raiders and the Sacred Way, 2013/03/13

We drove out to Changping District to do our Tomb Raiders hike, a trail in the hills behind the Ming Tombs in Changping. After the hike, we made a visit to the Sacred Way, the official entrance to the tombs.

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Our group photo

Tang Dynasty Dwellings and Yongning Town, 2013/03/02

On this trip we visited the valley where a Tang Dynasty leader and his followers created an inter-connected series of cave dwellings after fleeing from a coup The visit to the valley of the caves involves a short, easy walk that is suitable for children. Afterwards, we visited Yongning Town and took a look at its ancient tower and the old Catholic church there.

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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2017/11/12

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2017/11/12

In Brief: See 23 photos from our hike on the ‘Switchback’ Great Wall—blue skies, and cold weather!

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