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Dahaituo Mountain hiking photos, 2009/10/03

For the first of our holiday weekend trips we headed out to Dahaituo Shan, in the Songshan National Park, on the border of Beijing Municipality and Hebei Province. After a wee bit of messing about (police checks, fire wardens, etc.), we were able to get started and spent six hours hiking through beautiful autumn scenery on a very clear day.

Statistics: 4.75 hours hiking over 15.5km at approx. 3.5km/hr (6 hours total time); start height 1389m, highest point 2199m, approx. 1345m going up, 1365m going down. Estimated 2431kCal burned. Checks of passports by police: 3

Group shot at the top.

Group shot at the top. Click for a larger picture.

Roadside and mountain, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

Getting started on the hike.

Autumn colours on the hillside, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

Autumn colours on the hillside.

Yellow-coloured leaves, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

More of the autumn colours.

Dahaituo plateau, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

The broad plateau halfway up Daihaituo.

Mountains, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

Looking down toward Haituo Village.

Pine trees, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

Pine trees near the top of Dahaituo.

Pine trees, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

Pine trees in the valley at the foot of Dahaituo.

Autumn colours, Beijing Hikers Dahaituo Mountain hike, 2009-10-03

More of the nice autumn colours we saw.

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