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Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

In Brief: See 14 photos from a hike on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall—great views, and the start of the season’s blossoms.

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.

Photos below!

The hiking team on top of a tower - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

The hiking team on top of a tower.

Hiking up to the wall - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Hiking up to the wall.

Getting on to the wall through an arched gate - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Getting on to the wall through an arched gate.

Taking a break in a repaired tower - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Taking a break in a repaired tower.

Pink flowers: wild peach - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Pink flowers: wild peach.

Views of the wall ahead - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

A views of the Great Wall on the other side of the valley.

A steep climb on a rough section of Great Wall - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

A steep climb on a rough section of Great Wall.

Hiking up to the peak of the restored end of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Hiking up to the peak of the restored end of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

About to hike through a tower - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

About to hike through a tower.

Taking a break on the stairs - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Taking a break on the stairs.

Beautiful wild peach blossoms lined the trail - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Beautiful wild peach blossoms lined the trail.

Pink and white blossoms in the hills around the wall - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Pink and white blossoms in the hills around the wall.

Hiking down from the Great Wall - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Hiking down from the Great Wall.

Farm trails through a pine forest - Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the Walled Village, 2018/03/29

Farm trails through a pine forest.

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