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Immortal Valley Loop, 2016/5/29

Immortal Valley Loop, 2016/5/29

The Immortal Valley Loop is a nice long hike that takes us up on to the ridgeline of the mountains west of the Miyun Reservoir. We start in a park area, and hike out the back to get up to one of the peaks in the mountains.

On this visit the skies were blue and the hills were green – click through to see all the photos.

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Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan, May 2016

Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan, May 2016

On this trip we spent five perfect days in the northwest of Gansu Province, visiting the Zhangye Danxia Landform and various Silk Road sights in Jiayuguan and near Zhangye City.

Click through to see photos from the Zhangye Danxia Landform, the fortress at Jiayuguan, Horsehoof Temple near Zhangye, and more!

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Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2016/5/28

Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2016/5/28

Perfect weather, super scenery, and long views of the Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling – click through to take a look at the photos we took on the hike.

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Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

We hiked through the recently renovated Longquanyu section of the Great Wall, finishing up at the Little West Lake. As well as Great Wall, we saw a lot of greenery under clear blue skies.

Click through to see thirteen photos from the hike.

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Heituo Mountain, 2016/05/21

Heituo Mountain, 2016/05/21

We scouted this trail in April, 2016, and this hike was the first time we’d taken a group up to the peak of Heituo Mountain.

It’s a tough hike, with a lot of steep climbs to get up to the 1,500m peak. The views from the top are really worth the effort, and on this visit we had the mountain all to ourselves.

Click through to see sixteen photos from the hike.

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Camping at the Great Wall Spur, 2016/05

Camping at the Great Wall Spur, 2016/05

We set up a camping trip on the Great Wall Spur, carrying all our gear up to our campsite on the ‘spur’ section of the wall. Clear skies made for awesome photos of Great Wall, mountains, and the sunset - click through to take a look.

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Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2016/05/04

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2016/05/04

Seventeen pictures of the Great Wall and other views at Longquanyu. It was a clear sunny day, click through to see the photos!

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Tengger Desert, May 2016

Tengger Desert trip, May 2016

During the May Day holiday we headed out to Inner Mongolia for our Tengger Desert Lakes trip, visiting some local scenic locations either side of our two-day trip into the desert.

Click through to see 60 photos from the desert – hiking, camping, and more!

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Vulture Rock Ridge Loop hike, 2014/08/09

Vulture Rock Ridge Loop hike, 2014/08/09

In Brief: The trail along Vulture Rock Ridge joins two of our other trails, making a nice scenic walk with a lot of uphill. And lots of flowers!

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