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Earth Day Clean Up Hike, 2013/04/21

In Brief: A clean and green team headed out to Dragon Cloud Mountain to clean it up.

For Earth Day 2013, we headed out to Dragon Cloud Mountain to clean up trash and litter left behind by careless visitors and messy film crews.

The area is very scenic, and we visit several times a year to hike. We’d noticed that rubbish was starting to build up and spoil the scenery, so this year we decided our clean up mission would take place at Dragon Cloud Mountain.

We cleaned up above and down below, but only got photos from the clean up on top – sorry about that!

The clean up crew did a great job – thanks to everybody who came along and helped clean up, your hard work was much appreciated! We hiked in the same area a few weeks later, and the difference pre- and post-cleanup was huge!

metal walkway, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

This metal walkway is the only way to get in without getting your feet wet.

cherry trees, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Collecting some trash amongst the rocks and wild cherry trees.

a film set, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Some boards from a film set can be seen on the right.

Clearing out the area, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Clearing out the area below the bushes.

the Ghost House, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Cleaning up around the Ghost House, another leftover from a film production. The Ghost House is slowly falling apart.

grass, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Plastic caught in the bushes and grass, originally used to help cure concrete.

Cleaning up more of the plastic, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Cleaning up more of the plastic.

take out the trash, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Time to take out the trash!

,Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

We took down a lot of rubbish from the top.

Carrying out the litter, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Carrying out the litter.

the top, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

Here’s some of what we brought down from the top.

The cleanup crew, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

The cleanup crew.

A well-deserved snack, Beijing Hikers Earth Day Clean up, 2013/04/21

A well-deserved snack after completing the clean up.

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