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Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

A super set of snow shots from the Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall hike.

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We didn’t quite believe the weather forecast for this hike.

It said there might be a chance of sleet and snow in the afternoon.

No way, we thought.

Indeed, the forecast was incorrect – it actually snowed heavily all day, and we almost got stuck in the hills when the motorway closed down.

All ended well though, and all the snow on the Great Wall was an awesome sight.

Photos below!

Ready to get going? - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Ready to get going?

A paved path through a forest - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

A paved path through a forest.

Up to the wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Up to the wall.

The hike started at the Gubeikou section - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

The hike started at the Gubeikou section.

We usually tie red ribbons to mark the trail. No need today – just follow the footprints - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

We usually tie red ribbons to mark the trail. No need today – just follow the footprints.

The friendly fellow coming down from the wall warned that it was slippery - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

The friendly fellow coming down from the wall warned that it was slippery.

Snow falling on the wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Snow falling on the wall.

Hiking slowly on the wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Hiking slowly on the wall.

The snow kept falling - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

The snow kept falling.

Arriving at a big tower - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Arriving at a big tower.

We did tie a few ribbons - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

We did tie a few ribbons.

Climbing up into the tower - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Climbing up into the tower.

Looking back down the wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Looking back down the wall.

Dry leaves laden with spring snow - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Dry leaves laden with spring snow.

After a detour around the military zone we hiked up towards the Jinshanling Great Wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

After a detour around the military zone we hiked up towards the Jinshanling Great Wall.

On a path by the wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

On a path by the wall.

Narrow and slippery - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Narrow and slippery.

On the wall at Jinshanling - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

On the wall at Jinshanling.

Snow covered the wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Snow covered the wall.

Loose bricks under the snow - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Loose bricks under the snow.

The Great Wall turned into a snow dragon - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

The Great Wall turned into a snow dragon.

Coming on to the main part of the wall at Jinshanling - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Coming on to the main part of the wall at Jinshanling.

Usually there’s a good view of the Jinshanling Great Wall here, but today it was obscured - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Usually there’s a good view of the Jinshanling Great Wall here, but today it was obscured.

This large tower marks an important pass - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

This large tower marks an important pass.

Another large tower - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Another large tower.

Stepping down carefully - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Stepping down carefully.

This tower would have been a large one, but now only the walls remain - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

This tower would have been a large one, but now only the walls remain.

We’d finish the hike at the top towers in the background - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

We’d finish the hike at the top towers in the background.

Looking back on an excellent hike - Gubeikou to Jinshanling snow hike, 2018/03/17

Looking back on an excellent hike.

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