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!
The hike starts off on a flat road that leads through the park.
We followed a donkey for a little while before overtaking.
A metal stairway scales the cliff face, flanked by the flow of water from a reservoir at the top.
Betsy Taylor, our Naturalist, talking about rocks.
During winter, the valleys fill with ice. It's quite unusual to still be able to see some in April!
We brought out snacks and drinks – including beer! – for everyone to fill up on before the drive back to the city.