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Trip reports archive: July, 2013

the start of the hike

The Great Flood hike, 2013/07/28

It’s been tough to see a blue sky in Beijing recently, but after a big rainfall the skies cleared out, and, as a bonus, all the streams and pools along this trail were full of clear and cool water. Water in Beijing? Click through to see the proof!

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sandstone landform

Silk Road: Korla to Kashgar, 2013/06

In July we made a seven day road trip along a lesser-travelled section of the Silk Road, heading west to Kashgar and passing through obscure yet interesting cities and towns like Korla, Kuqa, and Aksu. Click through for photos of the Silk Road sights.

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the start of the hike

Western Qing Tombs overnight, 2013/06

Our Western Qing Tombs weekend trip is a special one that we only arrange once or twice a year. The focus is on the tombs and artifacts left behind by the last dynasty of China, but the surrounding scenery and nearby lake are also worth the long drive out into Hebei Province.

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the second day

Bashang Grasslands, June 2013

In June we made this year’s first trip to the Bashang Grasslands, located in Hebei province, north of Beijing. On the trip the highlight was two days of hiking in the grasslands. We also made time to try a little horse-milk liquor, and enjoyed dancing, a performance by locals, and an evening bonfire.

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from the campsite

Silk Road: Korla to Kashgar, 2013/06

In Brief: Photos from our maiden voyage along a lesser-travelled section of the Silk Road in Xinjiang Province.

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