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Trip reports archive: September, 2013

Hikers in the desert, Badain Jaran Desert and Zhangye Danxia Landform, 2013/09

Badain Jaran Desert and Zhangye Danxia Landform, 2013/09

In September we made a trip that took in the Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu Province, and the Badain Jaran desert in Inner Mongolia.

We had a great time out there, and we managed to get all the way to the top of the world’s third-tallest sand dune – no easy climb.

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Evergreen pines mixed with deciduous trees.

Dahaituo Mountain, 2013/09/22

Dahaituo Mountain is located in the far northwest of Beijing, on the border with Hebei Province.

For much of the hike we were walking in the clouds, but on the way down from the top the skies started to clear a little and we were able to see some excellent autumn colours while walking out through birch and pine forests.

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Hiking on the Great Wall, Beijing Hiker’s Switchback Great Wall hike, 2013/09/01

Switchback Great Wall, 2013/09/01

We had lovely clear weather for hiking the Great Wall, and got some excellent photos of an obscure section of Great Wall in Yanqing County.

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Hiking photos – Cypress Wells Canyon and Yongning, 2012/10/31

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