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Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

In Brief: Thirteen photos of the Great Wall at Longquanyu on a clear and sunny day.

Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

One of the large towers on this line of Great Wall.

We hiked through the recently renovated Longquanyu section of the Great Wall, finishing up at the Little West Lake. As well as Great Wall, we saw a lot of greenery under clear blue skies.

It was a warm day for a hike, but we had a pleasant breeze to cool us off.

We hiked through the recently renovated section, up to the point where the wall meets a steep rocky hill.

From there we detoured through orchards and made our way back to a mostly untouched section of wild wall.

After that, we walked out through the Little West Lake, a park area with a big reservoir.

Check out the photos below.

A perfect day for a hike - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

A perfect day for a hike.

Photo break at the top - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Photo break on a crest.

The strongest hikers on the wall - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

The strongest hikers on the wall.

Enjoying the view during the walk down - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Now off to the next high point.

Cooling off with the breeze - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Cooling off with the breeze.

Carefully making the way down a steep section of stairs - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Carefully making the way down a steep section of stairs.

This hike has a couple of very long descents - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Another long, steep descent.

Striking a pose - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Great spot for a photo.

A view from the bottom of the steep section of stairs - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

A view from the bottom of the steep section of stairs.

Everyone is all together - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

Time to climb up again.

Little West Lake with a section of wall overlooking it - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

The Little West Lake with a section of wall on the other side.

Yes, it is almost time for lunch! - Longquanyu Great Wall to Little West Lake, 2016/05/26

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