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Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04

In Brief: See 18 photos from a drizzly day in the rolling hills of Miyun—clouds, cabbages, cornfields, and more!

On the Rolling Hills hike we pass through four different villages and a mix of farmland and 'eco' areas where the farmland has been converted to tree nurseries. There's always something new going on, which means there's usually a surprise each visit: cows here, sheep there, a new fence here, no longer a trail there but now there's a new one here … you need a good sense of direction to stay on track sometimes.

On this visit there weren't too many surprises. Just unseasonal rain and drizzle, a tree or two felled on our old trail, and a locked gate on another part of the trail. No big problem!

Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #1
Hiking through falling leaves.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #2
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #3
A track through a cornfield.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #4
Persimmons.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #7
Here's where we ran into a fallen tree.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #8
The little secateurs weren't so useful here. We could have done with the choppers.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #9
But we made it through.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #10
Cabbages.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #11
We detoured into this forest to get around a locked gate.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #12
A short scramble up.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #13
Back on track.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #14
Views across the fields.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #15
We followed this trail up to a peak.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #17
That peak can be seen in the background.
Rolling Hills and Empty Lanes, 2018/11/04 photo #18
This used to be a cornfield, but now it's part of an area that isn't allowed to be farmed anymore.

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