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Hiking photos - Gubeikou and Jinshanling, 2010/11/13

Our Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike is a moderately tough trek that takes in a long stretch of Great Wall along the border of Beijing and Hebei Province. On this visit in November, 2010, we enjoyed amazingly clear weather. From Gubeikou we could see easily see details of the towers of Simatai, some 20 kilometers in the distance.

We'd left our camera at home (or it might have been on a scouting trip in another province), but some of our hikers came to the rescue and supplied some great shots from the hike! Many thanks to Aimin, Allan, Betsy, Chase, and Ricky for the photos below.

Car in water, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Careless driving at Gubeikou Village. (Photo: Aimin)

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Getting started at Gubeikou. (Photo: Ricky)

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Hills and Great Wall. (Photo: Aimin)

Great Wall tower, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

The climb up to a tower. (Photo: Chase Coffield)

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Hills and wall at Gubeikou. (Photo: Aimin)

Great Wall tower, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

The low road and the high road. (Photo: Betsy)

Gubeikou Great Wall tower, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Stairs and a door on the near side of the tower indicate the Beijing side of the wall. (Photo: Aimin)

Tower and goats, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Over the course of a year, the scenery here changes. In winter, snow; spring, greenery; summer, cornfields; autumn, goats grazing on cornstalks. The tower stays the same. (Photo: Aimin)

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Unrestored Great Wall at Gubeikou. (Photo: Allan)

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Looking back over the Gubeikou Great Wall. (Photo: Aimin)

Jinshanling and Simatai Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Jinshanling Great Wall in the foreground, Simatai Great Wall in the background. (Photo: Aimin)

Doorway in a tower, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Quite a few people had the same idea with this angle. Betsy took this photo.

Jinshanling Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Getting ready to head on to Jinshanling. (Photo: Chase Coffield)

Jinshanling Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Jinshanling Great Wall. (Photo: Chase Coffield)

Sunset, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Jinshanling hike, November 13, 2010

Sunset seen from the bus on the way back (Photo: Chase Coffield).

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