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Hiking photos – Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, 2012/01/22

For this hike we joined two of our older trails to make a longer trek, starting with a long walk through the countryside before climbing up to the top of the mountain behind the Silver Pagodas.

The weather was cold and clear, and because it was Chinese New Year eve there were hardly any people out and about in the countryside.

Hiking team, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

Hiking team, ready to go!

chestnut orchards, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

The hike led us down valleys, over hills, and through chestnut orchards.

a broad valley, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

We walked through a broad valley, crossing a frozen stream.

puppies, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

A few puppies came out to take a look at us.

fields of tall grass, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

The trail took us through fields of tall grass.

a shrine and an old pine tree, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

We passed a shrine and an old pine tree.

a short break, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

We stopped here for a short break before continuing.

some goats, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

Passing through a small village, we saw some goats.

paper models of houses and temples, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

On the way through another small village, we saw people carrying paper models of houses and temples. These weren’t giant fireworks, unfortunately!

a temple site, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

The hike finished at the Silver Pagodas, a temple site that dates back to the ninth century.

tablets, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

There are several tablets near the pagodas with beautiful carved calligraphy.

An old ornament, Beijing Hikers Triangle Hike and Silver Pagodas, January22, 2012

An old ornament from the temple site.

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