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Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/25

In Brief: Photos of the ice we walked over in a valley in Longquanyu.

On this hike we went out to Changping District to hike a stretch of Great Wall near Longquanyu.

After we’d finished on the wall, we turned up a valley to follow the trail that would lead us to the end of the hike.

We found that the small stream that usually runs down the valley had frozen into a river of ice – a bit tricky to cross at a few points!

We made it out without worries and finished our hike in style with some cold beers and snacks.

One of the frozen cascades - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

One of the frozen cascades.

Carefully crossing the ice - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

Carefully crossing the ice.

A frozen stream - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

A frozen stream.

The trail took us up the valley, along the frozen stream - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

The trail took us up the valley, along the frozen stream.

Further upstream we found a nicely decorated house - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

Further upstream we found a nicely decorated house.

Hiking out of the valley - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

Hiking out of the valley.

The valley and frozen stream - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

The valley and frozen stream.

Some snacks and drinks at the end of the hike - Longquanyu Hike, 2014/01/27

Some snacks and drinks at the end of the hike.

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