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Jiankou’s ‘Big West’ Great Wall, 2016/9/28

In Brief: Nineteen photos from Jiankou’s ‘Big West’ Wall on a beautiful September day.

Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Rough, ruined Great Wall at Jiankou.

The Jiankou section of the Great wall is on of our favourite places to hike for two reasons: the views are impressive and the area is seldom visited.

On this hike we had clear skies and a nice breeze to make for a fantastic day of hiking.

In this photo set you'll see shots from the trail that leads up to the wall, plus a lot of photos taken while on top of the Great Wall.

The hikers adjust their hiking sticks before the start of the hike - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The hikers adjust their hiking sticks before the start of the hike.

The trail winds around terraced fields of corn - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The trail winds around terraced fields of corn.

This hike starts with a gentle incline on a path that is surrounded by trees - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

This hike starts with a gentle incline on a path that is surrounded by trees.

Heituo Mountain can be seen off in the distance - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Heituo Mountain can be seen off in the distance.

Hikers walk along a narrow trail that leads up to the wall - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Hikers walk along a narrow trail that leads up to the wall.

The group stops for a water break and makes adjustments to their equipment - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The group stops for a water break and makes adjustments to their equipment.

An ancient kiln that was used to fire bricks for the lies next to the trail - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

An old kiln that was used by villagers to make charcoal.

Hikers enjoying the scenery and point out things of interest - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Hikers enjoying the scenery and point out things of interest.

A hiker stands on the remains of the Great Wall as the group skirts around the cliffs ahead - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

A hiker stands on the remains of the Great Wall as the group skirts around the cliffs ahead.

The group hikes on the wall and around a collapsed tower - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The group hikes on the wall and around a collapsed tower.

The hikers carefully watch their step - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The hikers carefully watch their step.

A narrow trail takes the hikers around the wall - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

A narrow trail takes the hikers around the wall.

Mr. He sits atop his favorite perch - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Mr. He sits atop his favorite perch.

A couple enjoys their first views of the wall - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

A couple enjoys their first views of the wall.

The group stops for a snack/photo break - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The group stops for a snack/photo break.

Hikers enjoy the beautiful clear day - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Hikers enjoy the beautiful clear day.

A perfect day for pictures - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

A perfect day for pictures.

The Chinese knot stands above the hike’s end point - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

The Chinese Knot stands above the hike’s end point.

Hikers walk down the last section of wall of the hike - Jiankou Big West Great Wall, 2016/9/28

Hikers walk down the last section of wall of the hike.

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