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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2016/07/23

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2016/07/23

A few mountains over from the super-touristy Badaling section of Great Wall is our ‘Switchback’ Great Wall hike, a short and sweet – and steep! – walk along an unrestored line of wall high up in the hills.

Click through to see photos from a hot day in July!

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Bashang Grasslands trip, July 2016

Bashang Grasslands trip, July 2016

We had a nice, big group of 18 people on our Bashang Grasslands trip in July. The weather was a mixed bag – a bit of sun, a bit of clouds, a bit of rain. Fun trip, though! Click through to see the photos from the trip.

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Great Wall Spur hike, 2016/07/13

Great Wall Spur hike, 2016/07/13

We had a fun hike on the Great Wall Spur—tough because it was a hot day, but worthwhile because the views were awesome.

Click through to see 19 photos of hikers, blue skies, green hills, and the ‘wild’ Great Wall Spur.

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Down The White River, 2016/07/10

Down The White River, 2016/07/10

We tried out a new trail down the White River, hiking a section closer to the Miyun Reservoir and close to some of the cliffs that are popular with climbers. We didn’t see any climbers, but we did see some lovely scenery.

Click through to see fifteen photos of the river, scenery, sheep, and hikers!

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Grasslands teambuilding trip for Juzi Entertainment, 2016/07

Grasslands teambuilding trip for Juzi Entertainment, 2016/07

We helped Juzi Entertainment put together a teambuilding trip at the Bashang Grasslands, complete with camping and their own mini music festival.

Click through for photos from the grasslands: hiking, teambuilding, camping, and more.

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Little West Lake

Walled Village to the Little West Lake Great Wall, 2016/07/07

On this walk we saw the Great Wall and other sights of the Beijing countryside, including Yaoziyu Village, chestnut orchards, and the reservoir at the Little West Lake.

We got some excellent photos from high up on the wall - click through to take a look.

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Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2016/07/02

Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall, 2016/07/02

The Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike is a nice long walk that covers the more mellow line of Great Wall at Gubeikou and ends up at Jinshanling, where the wall runs up and down steep ridgelines.

Click through to see fourteen photos of the Great Wall, hikers, blue skies, and green hills.

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Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2016/07/02

Middle Route of Switchback Great Wall, 2016/07/02

We started July’s hikes with a very pleasant walk up and down a line of Great Wall out in Yanqing District – green hills, blue sky, and great views.

Click through to see ten photos from the trail.

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Dragon Cloud Mountain, 2013/05/12

In Brief: The hills, cliffs, canyon, and Ghost House of Dragon Cloud Mountain.

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