Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Photos from a camping trip at the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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The Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall hike can be easily done in one day, but it’s also fun to take it more slowly. We took two days to do it, camping overnight at a nice spot right beside the Great Wall.

On the first day we hiked the Gubeikou Great Wall – up and down the wall, and then down a long, leafy valley.

We’d had our camping equipment delivered to the nearest little settlement, and after a bit of a rest there we headed up to our camping spot.

The next day we hiked on to the Jinshanling Great Wall, a restored section with amazing views.

We took a few photos along the way; see below!

The trail took us through a leafy valley - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

The trail took us through a leafy valley.

We hiked along a path below a section of the Great Wall that is closed to hikers - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

We hiked along a path below a section of the Great Wall that is closed to hikers.

We stopped at a farmer friend’s house for a few cold beers before heading up to the Great Wall - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

We stopped at a farmer friend’s house for a few cold beers before heading up to the Great Wall

Setting up camp - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Setting up camp.

Tents looking good - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Tents looking good.

Teamwork for the tents - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Teamwork for the tents.

We made a tiny little fire for the evening - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

We made a tiny little fire for the evening.

We continued hiking along the Great Wall on the second day - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

We continued hiking along the Great Wall on the second day.

Photo time! - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Photo time!

As we arrived in the park area at Jinshanling we got a good look at restored Great Wall - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

As we arrived in the park area at Jinshanling we got a good look at restored Great Wall.

Hey! - Camping at the Gubeikou Great Wall, May 2014

Hey!

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