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Hike photos – Rolling Hills, 2012/12/16

The Rolling Hills hike is a good one to do on a snowy day because it’s a long walk that's mostly flat, and it's quite easy as well!

We followed old hill trails between three different villages, walking through pine woods, cornfields, and up and over the rolling hills.

When there’s snow on the ground we often see a lot of small footprints – sometimes that’s the only way you’d know that Beijing does have some wildlife!

a trail beside cornfields, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

We followed a trail beside cornfields, heading for the hills.

donkey, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

Along the way we spotted this cold looking donkey, penned up to keep out of trouble.

the donkey’s hut, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

A wide view of the donkey’s hut.

Some footprints, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

Some footprints in the snow – the big prints look like those of goats; the smaller prints are probably those of a bird.

More bird prints., Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

More bird prints.

green cornstalks, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

In summer, these fields are full of green cornstalks.

heading for a high point, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

We followed the trails beside the cornfields, heading for a high point.

Ice crystals , Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

Ice crystals on a tree.

more crystals, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

Some more crystals on a bush.

A view from the high pint, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

A view from the high point of the hike.

Hikers, Beijing Hikers Rolling Hills, Dec16, 2012

Hikers up on the top.

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