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High Rise to Longquanyu, 2018/02/17

In Brief: See 25 photos from a fun hike that took us up the ‘High Rise’ and then on to the Longquanyu Great Wall.

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Starting out from the car park.

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Out of the car park and into the orchards.

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For the first part of the hike we followed field tracks and paths through chestnut orchards and pines.

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On a paved track.

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Berries.

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A little bit of ice in a water storage pond.

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We took a short break to take off a few layers.

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About to start the ‘High Rise’.

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The ‘High Rise’ part is a long climb up an old mining track.

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A little break at a lookout.

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Ready to go again.

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Great views from here on a clear day … unfortunately it wasn't a clear day. The grey skies made us think we might get a little snow.

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Continuing up the track, heading for the peak in the background.

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We stopped for a lunch break on a sunny ridge.

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About to start hiking around the side of the peak.

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Hours later, we ended up at the Longquanyu Great Wall.

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Photo time!

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You could call this a high rise as well—we needed to climb all the way up to finish.

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Repaired Great Wall at Longquanyu.

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Getting closer.

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Steep!

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The last tower.

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