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Longevity Village to the Ming Tombs (Route Two), 2018/03/24

In Brief: Sixteen photos from a fun ramble through the Huairou hills that passed by abandoned villages, wildcat mines, and one of the Ming Tombs.

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Starting off at Longevity Village.

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Heading for the first hill.

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Near the beekeepers house in the mines area.

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We stopped for a look.

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The road up to the beekeepers house was quarried away.

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We hiked out through the quarry.

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No bees in the hive yet.

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Down through the quarry.

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Further down, around the corner and up a long rise, we stopped for a lunch break.

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We found a table for the picnic.

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Lovely blue skies.

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On to the second hill.

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Behind the second hill was a wild valley, where we found abandoned villages.

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About to start the third hill.

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In a shaded valley we found wall-to-wall ice.

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The hike finished by De Tomb.

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