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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Sometimes the weather is just perfect for hiking. On this hike on the Gubeikou Great Wall we had beautiful blue skies and awesome views of the wall.

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We had beautiful blue skies and awesome views of the wall on this visit to Gubeikou.

After hiking up from Gubeikou Village we walked up to 24-Eyes Tower, getting a great look at this part of the Great Wall.

Photos below!

Views from the Gubeikou Great Wall – a village below, and more Great Wall in the hills over the river - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Views from the Gubeikou Great Wall – a village below, and more Great Wall in the hills over the river.

Pink flower still in bloom in September - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Pink flower still in bloom in September.

A lizard or a gecko? Isn’t it beautiful? - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

A lizard or a gecko? Isn’t it beautiful?

It’s hard to see because of the trees, but we’re walking on the wall here - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

It’s hard to see because of the trees, but we’re walking on the wall here.

Hiking down from a tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Hiking down from a tower.

What a view! - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

What a view!

A beautiful day for hiking along the Great Wall - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

A beautiful day for hiking along the Great Wall.

A mantis! - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

A mantis!

Looking back down the wall – a clear day, we were so lucky! - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Looking back down the wall – a clear day, we were so lucky!

A view from the beacon tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

A view from the beacon tower.

After centuries, the base of the Wall is still in pretty good condition - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

After centuries, the base of the Wall is still in pretty good condition.

Taking a break for snacks at a high point - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Taking a break for snacks at a high point.

Looking out through a a beacon tower’s broken window - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Looking out through a a beacon tower’s broken window.

We were hiking through this dilapidated beacon tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

We were hiking through this dilapidated beacon tower.

The Wall extends all the way up into the hills - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

The Wall extends all the way up into the hills.

The amazing Great Wall of China - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

The amazing Great Wall of China.

We were hiking to the 24-Eyes tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

We were hiking to the 24-Eyes tower.

Heading back down from the top - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Heading back down from the top.

Bonus photo: dried forest mushrooms! - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Bonus photo: dried forest mushrooms!

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