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Hiking photos - Gubeikou to Simatai Great Wall, 2010/03/27

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For our Gubeikou to Simatai (via Jinshanling) Great Wall Challenge we hiked an extra section of the Gubeikou Great Wall before continuing on all the way to Simatai. With moderate temperatures, clear skies, and a little breeze, the weather was perfect for a good long hike, with some very fit hikers finishing in very good time.

Statistics: Approx. 6.25 hours in total, with 4.25 hours of walking over approx. 18km; start height 205m, finish height 279m, highest point 606m (highest tower of the Simatai section). Total ascent approx. 1,400m, total descent approx. 1,500m. Estimated 2457kCal burned.

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

Gubeikou Great Wall.

, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

Getting back to the wall after a hillside detour.

Hikers on the Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

About halfway through the Gubeikou portion of the hike.

Gubeikou Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

Looking back towards our start point on the Gubeikou Great Wall.

Great Wall and hills, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

The wall snaked over the ridges, heading towards the distant towers of Simatai.

Simatai Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

One of the big towers on the Simatai section of Great Wall.

Simatai Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Gubeikou to Simatai via Jinshanling hike, 2010-03-27

We climbed up the wall, passing through the tallest towers of Simatai on the way to a tasty lunch at the end of the hike.