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Trip reports archive: October, 2015

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2015/10/25

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2015/10/25

Twenty-plus photos from a short-but-steep hike along a pretty stretch of ‘wild’ Great Wall in Yanqing County.

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Longquanyu Great Wall, 2015/10

Longquanyu and Little West Lake Great Wall, 2015/10/24

We headed out to the hills north of the Ming Tombs for a hike that covered a mix of wild and recently restored Great Wall, with good views of hills, mountains, small villages, and the Little West Lake Reservoir. Click through to see 16 photos.

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Hike Fest 2015

2015 Hiking Festival photos

Our second annual hiking festival was super fun! Click through to read a report from the festival, and to see more than 70 photos from the 24km Challenge and the 10km Hike for Fun.

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Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/09

Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/09

During the October Golden Week holiday we made a seven-day expedition along the Silk Road, with stops in Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, and Kashgar.

As well as checking out the sights in the old oasis towns that were key stops on the journey to the west we camped a night in Baicheng, where we hiked in some stunning scenery that’s well off of the tourist track.

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Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, 2015/10

Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, 2015/10

On this two-day trip we hiked the Great Wall at Gubeikou and camped overnight in one of the big towers. On the second day we hiked on to the Jinshanling Great Wall.

The second day was quite a contrast to the first, after fog and mist rolled in.

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Entrance to old temple in Ingot Village

Hiking photos - Ten-Thousand Buddhas, Ancient Horse Hoofprints

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