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Hiking photos – Mr Mao’s Chestnut Orchard, 2012/04/22

We've been doing hikes around our friend Mr Mao's village for many years, and for this walk we followed a trail that took us up valleys and hills, through chestnut orchards, and over a small stream.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Terraces and flowers on the chestnut trees.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

A closer look at the flowers.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Sheep in a pen.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Hiking along a valley trail.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Heading up into the hills.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

A hiker and our local guide.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Yellow flowers on a unidentified tree.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Rocks, trees, and an old wall.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Walking out past terraces.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Tadpoles in the stream.

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Is it a frog or a crab on his shoulder?

, Beijing Hikers Mr Mao's Orchard, April22, 2012

Tall trees and a place we've used as a campsite.

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