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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2013/12/21

In Brief: Photos from our Gubeikou Great Wall hike, and the post-hike dumpling-making competition.

The Gubeikou Great Wall loop is a hike that starts from a rustic village and follows an unrestored and relatively easy section of Great Wall to finish not far from the starting point, just on the border of Beijing and Hebei Province.

We schedule this hike regularly because of the attractive views, with the trail following the wild Great Wall as it winds through the hills.

Because it was almost Christmas we added a special dumpling-making competition, with some prizes like Beijing Hikers books and vouchers to give a way – great fun!

Getting ready to go, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Getting ready to go.

Ready for the hike, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Ready for the hike.

Hiking up a trail to reach the Great Wall at Gubeikou, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Hiking up a trail to reach the Great Wall at Gubeikou.

Hikers following a trail atop the Great Wall, with more Great Wall visible in the hills behind, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Hikers following a trail atop the Great Wall, with more Great Wall visible in the hills behind.

A detour along a hill trail, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

A detour along a hill trail.

Hikers on a trail beside the wall, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Hikers on a trail beside the wall.

The foundation of a ruined tower, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Hiking past the foundation of a ruined tower.

Long views of the Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Long views of the Great Wall.

Hikers on the Great Wall, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Hikers on the Great Wall.

Teletubbies on the wall, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

We weren't sure how the Teletubbies ended up on the wall.

Dumpling skins, ready for the competition, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Dumpling skins, ready for the competition.

Dumpling skins and the fillings, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Dumpling skins and the fillings.

Making a few test dumplings, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Making a few test dumplings.

, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Watching a dumpling-making demonstration.

Explaining how to wrap the dumpling skin around the filling, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

Super guide Jun is explaining how to wrap the dumpling skin around the fillings.

The hikers are ready to begin the competition, Gubeikou Great Wall loop hike, 2013/12/21

The competition is about to begin.

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