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Hiking photos - Snowy Switchback Great Wall, 2010/02/06

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In February we did several hikes in the snow. For this trip, we'd originally planned to walk a different section of Great Wall, but decided that it would be too dangerous with the heavy snow. This easier, shorter hike was difficult enough!

Statistics: 3.5 hours over approx. 6km; start height 677m, finish height 679m, highest point 1077m. 544m total ascent, 530m total descent. Estimated 1672kCal burned.

Snow in the trees, Beijing Hikers Snowy Switchback Great Wall hike, 2010-02-06

Falling snow on the valley trail up to the wall.

Snow falling in front of a Great Wall Tower, Beijing Hikers Snowy Switchback Great Wall hike, 2010-02-06

A tower on the Great Wall, just visible through the snow.

Hikers on the Great Wall, Beijing Hikers Snowy Switchback Great Wall hike, 2010-02-06

We got on to the wall at a lower point.

Snow in branches on the wall, Beijing Hikers Snowy Switchback Great Wall hike, 2010-02-06

A pretty scene, with thick snow covering the wall and branches of a tree.