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Yunmeng Gorge hike and swim, 2015/07/12

Yunmeng Gorge hike and swim, 2015/07/12

We’d planned the Level 4 Great Flood hike for today, but with a forecast high of 37°C we decided we’d better change the plan!

The Great Flood hike finishes with a walk out Yunmeng Gorge, a scenic area with a river and good pools for swimming. Instead of doing the full hike, we drove straight to Yunmeng Gorge and hiked up to the swimming holes - a much cooler way to spend the day.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2015/7/11

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2015/7/11

The hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu starts in a small village at Jiankou. We do a big uphill climb to get on to the Great Wall and then follow it all the way over to Mutianyu. Click through to see nine photos from the hike.

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White River hike, 2015/07/05

White River hike, 2015/07/05

On a hot day we escaped the city and headed out into the mountains and valleys north of Beijing to hike down the White River. Click through to see all the photos!

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Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang, July 2016

Bayinbuluke Grasslands, Xinjiang, July 2015

Our trip to the Bayinbuluke Grasslands is a big looping road-trip that starts and finishes in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Province. During the loop, we follow part of the Silk Road, cross the Tianshan Mountains at a high pass, camp and hike on the grasslands, and then visit forests and mountains on the way back to Urumqi.

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Tang Dynasty Caves and Longqingxia Ice Festival, 2014/02/08

Tang Dynasty Caves and Longqingxia Ice Festival, 2014/02/08

In Brief: Photos from an outing in Yanqing District, where we visited a valley where people used to live in caves before heading on to the Longqingxia Ice Festival.

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