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Trip reports archive: August, 2013

Clear skies over Lake Karakul.

Kashgar and Lake Karakul trip, 2013/08

In August we headed west into Xinjiang, visiting Kashgar city and heading up into the mountains for a trek that peaked at the base camp of Mt. Muztagh-Ata.

As well as the sights of Kashgar, and the high mountain scenery, we got a very good look at some of the local customs, with a Krygyz camel team with us on the trek, and a visit to a Uyghur family farm near Kashgar.

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the start of the hike

Aershan National Forest Park, Inner Mongolia, 2013/08

The A’ershan National Forest Park is located at the northeast end of Inner Mongolia. While there, we hiked in the rolling hills of the area, and spent a day exploring the crater lakes, lava flows, and rivers in an area that had been previously volcanically active. Click through for photos!

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A horse-and-carriage track through the wide grassland

Hulunbuir Grasslands, Inner Mongolia, 2013/07

Once a year we head north to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia for a long trip that takes us on a tour of the grasslands and wetlands, and small towns on the border of China and Russia. This year we had great weather, with big blue skies over the wildflowers and green grasslands. Click through to see the photos.

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A snowy path

Hiking photos - Snow Day, 2010/01/03

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