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Hiking photos June 27-28

Mines and Pines hike

We went out to Changping for this hike. It was super hot, and we had to use our choppers to make a path through thick brush along the trail. Tough work, but the cold drinks sure tasted great after we'd finished.

Road through trees, past the mines, Beijing Hikers Mines and Pines hike, 2009-06-27

The road past the mines at the start of the hike.

Wild apricots, Beijing Hikers Mines and Pines hike, 2009-06-27

Along the way we found wild apricots and mulberries.

Donkey, Beijing Hikers Mines and Pines hike, 2009-06-27

The donkey had a nice spot under a tree.

Snacks and drinks, Beijing Hikers Mines and Pines hike, 2009-06-27

Cheers!

Switchback Great Wall hike

A hot day up on the Great Wall with plenty of climbing and excellent views.

Descent from tower, Beijing Hikers Switchback Great Wall hike, 2009-06-28

Coming down from one of the towers.

Crumbled wall, Beijing Hikers Switchback Great Wall hike, 2009-06-28

One of the tough descents on the hike.

View of wall and towers, Beijing Hikers Switchback Great Wall hike, 2009-06-28

View of tower and wall in the hills.

Wall and tower, Beijing Hikers Switchback Great Wall hike, 2009-06-28

Resting on the Great Wall.

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