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Hiking photos – Great Wall Spur, 2012/05/02

One of our first hikes in May 2012 was the Great Wall Spur, an picturesque stretch of unrestored Great Wall in Huairou District.

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Local farmers, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

Local farmers were herding sheep near the point where we began the hike.

the windy dirt road, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

We started off by walking through a village, on the way to a valley where the real hiking would begin.

butterfly, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

A butterfly …

Cocoon, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

… perhaps recently escaped from a cocoon like this.

the Great Wall, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

After a big climb, we were on the Great Wall.

The windy Great Wall, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

Unrestored Great Wall, overgrown by grass and shrubs.

other mountain, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

Hills and mountains in the distance.

'JianKou' Great Wall, Beijing Hikers GreatWall Spur, May02, 2012

A very steep section of wall. We didn't climb this part!

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