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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

In Brief: 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.

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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