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Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/05/31

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2018/05/31

We had super good weather for this hike on the Great Wall above Stone Valley—see 15 photos.

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Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/0531

Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/05/31

Take a look at a set of our favourite photos from a hot day of hiking from the Gubeikou Great Wall to the Jinshanling Great Wall—big blue skies, green hills, and great views.

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Camping Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/05/26

Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, 2018/05/26

See 29 photos from a camping trip at the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain, Qinghai Province, 2018/05/24-27

Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain, Qinghai Province, 2018/05

See 39 photos from a trip in Qinghai Province, with visits to Kumbum Monastery, Qinghai Lake, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain.

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Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/05/24

Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, 2018/05/24

See 18 photos from a hike from Jiankou over to the Mutianyu Great Wall—green hills, blue skies, and great views of the Great Wall.

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Longquanyu Great Wall

Longquanyu Great Wall to the Little West Lake, 2018/05/23

Lovely blue skies and long views of the Great Wall at Longquanyu—see 12 photos.

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Zhenbiancheng Great Wall and Big Camp Plate, 2018/05/19

Zhenbiancheng Great Wall and Big Camp Plate Challenge, 2018/05/19

We’d done this hike a couple of weeks earlier and rain and drizzle made it a zero-visibility experience, which is also interesting, but not really what we wanted.

It’s one of our favourite hikes, so we had to try it again before the summer temperatures got too high.

When the time came around the weather forecast again mentioned the chance of some rain, but we crossed our fingers and went out anyway. It worked out pretty good! Cool temperatures, and not a drop of rain until we were almost at the end.

Click through to see 27 photos!

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Camping Gubeikou Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall, 2018/05/19

Gubeikou and Jinshanling Great Wall camping, 2018/05

A set of 22 photos from a camping trip at Gubeikou—views from the campsite and of the Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling.

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Camping Switchback Great Wall,2018/05/12-13

Camping at the Switchback Great Wall, 2018/05/12

The weather forecasts for the first day of this trip were a bit mixed, with some predicting drizzle in the morning, and others predicting a rain shower in the evening. But the forecast for the second day looked great, so we decided that we wouldn’t let the chance of a little rain spoil our plans.

Which forecast was correct? It was the one that said we’d get a rain shower in the evening, and it came through just after we got the tents set up! We waited it out, and then enjoyed a lovely sunset from on top of the Great Wall.

Click through to see 23 photos from the trip.

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Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2018/05/06

Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2018/05/06

Seventeen photos from a hike along the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng—blue skies, green hills, and superb views of the Great Wall.

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Big Camp Plate Village and Hengling Valley, 2018/05/06

Big Camp Plate Village and Hengling Valley, 2018/05/06

See a set of 18 photos from a hike on and around the Great Wall near Big Camp Plate—big blue skies, green hills, and rough unrepaired Great Wall.

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Nine-Eyes Tower, 2018/05/05

Nine-Eyes Tower, 2018/05/05

See a set of 8 photos from a cloudy day’s hike up to Nine-Eyes Tower at the Jiankou Great Wall.

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Ming Village day trip, 2018/05/05

Ming Village day trip, 2018/05/05

See a set of 17 photos from an easy walk out at the Ming Dynasty-era village of Cuandixia.

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Gubeikou Great Wall loop, 2018/05/02

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2018/05/02

A super set of photos from an excellent blue sky walk on the Great Wall at Gubeikou—se 50+ shots of hikers, wall, and more scenery.

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