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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

In Brief: Fifteen photos from a walk along the Gubeikou Great Wall.

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Unrepaired ‘wild’ Great Wall at Gubeikou.

We had a lovely and mild blue sky day for this Spring Festival walk along the Great Wall at Gubeikou, giving excellent views of the wall and surrounding mountains.

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Starting out in Gubeikou Village - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Starting out in Gubeikou Village.

Up the path to the wall - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Up the path to the wall.

Hiking along the wall - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Hiking along the wall.

Near the end of an off-wall detour, and getting near the main line of Great Wall at Gubeikou - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Near the end of an off-wall detour, and getting near the main line of Great Wall at Gubeikou.

Looking back along the trail. In this photo you can see where bricks have fallen away to reveal the inside of the wall, which in this area is made up of rammed earth and compacted rubble. In the far off mountains is the ‘Crouching Tiger’ Mountain Great Wall - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Looking back along the trail. In this photo you can see where bricks have fallen away to reveal the inside of the wall, which in this area is made up of rammed earth and compacted rubble. In the far off mountains is the ‘Crouching Tiger’ Mountain Great Wall.

Hiking down from a tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Hiking down from a tower.

Hiking up to a tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Hiking up to a tower.

Inside the tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Inside the tower.

On the hike we do an up-and-back segment to take a look at 24-Eyes Tower, seen on the peak in the top left of the photo - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

On the hike we do an up-and-back segment to take a look at 24-Eyes Tower, seen on the peak in the top left of the photo.

Looking down from the 24-Eyes Tower - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Looking down from the 24-Eyes Tower.

A window with a view. The steel struts are holding the tower together - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

A window with a view. The steel struts are holding the tower together.

Hiking back down - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Hiking back down.

Almost at the end - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

Almost at the end.

The steps took us down from the wall for the finish - Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/1/30

The steps took us down from the wall and to the finish.

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