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Hiking photos – The Rolling Hills, 2012/03/03

Our original plan for this date was to visit Dragon Cloud Mountain, but heavy snow the day before meant that we couldn't get there—the roads were still covered in snow, and our local contacts said that we'd have trouble getting in there.

We decided to do the easy version of our Rolling Hills hike, a countryside stroll through hills and valleys that passes villages, farms, and forests.

It turned out to be a good choice! The snow on the ground made it a little tougher than usual, and the snow-covered scenery was amazing!

Leaving the village, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

Leaving the village, heading for the hills.

An empty corn field, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

An empty corn field, with a pine forest behind.

a good harvest, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

The snow was just deep enough to cover up the roots of last year's corn.

the silver wonderland, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

The trail through the pine trees was particularly pretty.

A beautiful snow, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

Snow on pine needles.

The pine tree forest, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

The pine tree forest we hiked through.

A winter snowscape, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

A winter snowscape of rolling hills.

A happy hiker, Beijing Hikers RollingHills, March03, 2012

A happy hiker out in nature.

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