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Scouting photos - Hulunbeir, Inner Mongolia, July 2010

In July 2010 Huijie and Yanjing headed up to the Hulunbeir Grasslands in the far north of Inner Mongolia, looking for good places to visit on a longer trip. As well as the grasslands, they visited towns on the border of China and Russia and experienced the interesting mix of Chinese and Russian culture.

Herdsman and horses, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

Herding horses on the Hulunbeir Prairie.

Horse chase, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

Chasing the one that got away.

Carts, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

A collection of carts behind a small settlement of yurts.

Fields and flowers, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

Flowers, fields, and rolling hills.

Observation platform, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

A wooden park plank pathway leads up to an observation platform.

Erguna river, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

The Erguna River.

Sheep on the grasslands, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

Sheep roam on the grasslands.

Flowers and fields, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

More flowers, fields, and gently rolling hills.

Russian style cabin, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

A cabin in Shiwei, near the border of China and Russia.

Wood cabin, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

A log cabin in Shiwei, with a sauna attached.

Conical kettle, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

Wood-fired oven, conical kettle.

Large wooden house, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

A big house in Shiwei.

Light show, Beijing Hikers Hulunbeir scouting, July 2010

Early evening views in Manzhouli, another border town that was once a major financial center.

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