The Bricks in the Wall hike is one of the new trails that we found during the winter of 2013.
This visit was the first time we’d taken a group out, and we had a great day rambling through the hills.
The weather was perfect for hiking, with temperatures in the mid-twenties and the skies nice and clear.
At the highest point we had views down a long valley, with a line of wall and many small villages all part of the panorama.
We followed a narrow road concrete road into the hills.
One of the houses we passed by.
We followed a trail through fields up towards the Great Wall.
A line of Great Wall leads up to a peak.
We took a hill trail around the ruined section of wall in the middle of this photo.
The hills out here were really dry!
The base of a Great Wall tower blends into the dust and dirt.
A V-shaped trail took us up the hill.
Looking back down the valley.
The Great Wall here is hard to spot amongst the terraces.
After the V-shaped trail, we spotted the V-shaped Great Wall.
A view from a tower atop a hill.
We didn’t walk the V – we kept going up to the peak in the background.
High up in the hills.
Another shot of the dry hills.
Looking back down the Great Wall.
This line of Great Wall ends at the top of this hill; the other line heads off down the V-shaped section.
The path down from the top went through a bushy valley.
The other line of Great Wall spotted in the hills.
A valley trail past birch trees.
We met some friendly people in the villages out here.
Lines of Great Wall in the hills.
The last tower we saw on the hike.
Our red ribbon, and the river far below. Can you spot our bus?