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Hiking photos – Immortal Valley, 2012/04/15

Our Immortal Valley hike follows a looping trail, walking out the back of a Miyun park to get up to a scenic ridgeline trail.

When the weather is nice, the park gets quite a few visitors. However, most of them are content to stay down in the lower sections, which leaves the high-up ridge trail nice and clear for us!

a very gently road, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

The hike starts off on a flat road that leads through the park.

countryside business, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

We followed a donkey for a little while before overtaking.

the grafted steel steps, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

A metal stairway scales the cliff face, flanked by the flow of water from a reservoir at the top.

kind of stone, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

Betsy Taylor, our Naturalist, talking about rocks.

peach blossom, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

Peach blossoms.

some ice, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

During winter, the valleys fill with ice. It's quite unusual to still be able to see some in April!

We finished the hike, Beijing Hikers Immotal Vally, April15, 2012

We brought out snacks and drinks – including beer! – for everyone to fill up on before the drive back to the city.

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