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Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

With the temperatures warming up a little earlier this year we thought it was time to start our camping trips again.

The temperatures dipped in the week before the trip, and we were a little concerned it was going to be freezing up on the wall.

Click through to see photos from the camping trip – Great Wall, the sunset, sunrise, and more!

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Shuitou Village Loop hike, 2016/03/26

Shuitou Village Loop hike, 2016/03/26

Our Shuitou Village loop hike is a long walk through the hills of Hebei’s Huailai County, just over the border from Beijing.

The hike crosses through farmland and rugged hilly terrain on the way to Shuitou, a tiny farming village at the end of a long valley.

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Big Black Mountain to the Walled Village, 2016/3/13

Big Black Mountain to the Walled Village, 2016/3/13

This hike was one of our old favourites, but we stopped doing it because the starting point got all concreted over.

We went out to do some scouting for a new starting point, and found a good trail that avoided most of the concrete – good enough for us to start doing this hike again.

How was it? Click through to see all the photos!

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Walk Down the Pilgrim’s Trail, 2016/3/06

This was a hike of two halves: the first half cold and chilly, and all uphill to get over to the Beijing side of the mountains; the second half with the sun out as we walked all the way down to the end.

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Gubeikou Great Wall West, 2013/05/12

In Brief: Photos from our hike along the western side of the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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