April 22 is Earth Day, and around that time every year we organise a clean up hike.
This year, we chose to go picking up trash at the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng after seeing way too much litter there as we passed by on a hike in March.
As well as picking up a whole lot of rubbish – plastic bottles, tissue paper, instant noodle cups, and plenty of other weird stuff, almost too much to carry away! – we also met a lot of other hikers and day-trippers who were curious about what we were doing, and agreed that it's a good idea to keep nature nice and clean.
Many thanks to those who helped out, and special thanks to Xing Yi for the following photos and a great write up in China Daily.
Thanks again to everyone who helped out!