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Bashang Grasslands trip, August 2014

Bashang Grasslands trip, August 2014

Beijing gets hot in August, but luckily there are cooler places to visit, not too far away. In early August we did a weekend trip to the Bashang Grasslands, a 5 hour drive north of Beijing – click through to see photos of hikers, hills, horses, fields, and flowers!

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Yu County Overnight Trip 2014/08

Yu County Overnight Trip, 2014/08

For this two-day trip we headed north to Hebei Province to take a look about the ancient walled towns in the area. Being just outside the main line of Ming Dynasty Great Wall, the big walls were needed for protection. Click through to see photos of the old walled towns and their more modern inhabitants!

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Vulture Rock Ridge Loop hike, 2014/08/09

Vulture Rock Ridge Loop hike, 2014/08/09

The trail along Vulture Rock Ridge connects two of our other hikes, and on this outing we joined them all up to make a nice scenic walk with plenty of uphill.

At this time of the year there the hills are filled with wildflowers, and Huijie got photos of almost all of them!

Click through for flower photos, as well as shots of hikers and the green scenery.

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Big Camp Plate camping trip, August 2014

Big Camp Plate camping trip, August 2014

Big Camp Plate is the name of a tiny village in Hebei Province, and it’s surrounded by a loop of old Great Wall – great for hiking, with some superb views from high up in the mountains.

Click through to see photos of the hikers, the Great Wall, and our little campsite!

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