Late March and early April is one of the best times for hiking in Beijing – the temperatures are mild, and we start to see the blossoms of the wild peach and apricot trees in the hills.
On this outing we hiked the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, starting by the reservoir at the restored end and hiking over to the Walled Village at Yaoziyu.
The hiking team on top of a tower.
Hiking up to the wall.
Getting on to the wall through an arched gate.
Taking a break in a repaired tower.
Pink flowers: wild peach.
A views of the Great Wall on the other side of the valley.
A steep climb on a rough section of Great Wall.
Hiking up to the peak of the restored end of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.
About to hike through a tower.
Taking a break on the stairs.
Beautiful wild peach blossoms lined the trail.
Pink and white blossoms in the hills around the wall.
Hiking down from the Great Wall.
Farm trails through a pine forest.