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Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

In Brief: Photos from our first Great Wall camping trip of 2016.

With the temperatures warming up a little earlier this year we thought it was time to start our camping trips again.

The temperatures dipped in the week before the trip, and we were a little concerned it was going to be freezing up on the wall.

We took extra gear just in case!

It did work out to be cold, but not really that cold – we all had a great time, and the views at dusk and dawn were especially awesome.

Hiking up to the camp site - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

We hiked up the Great Wall to the campsite.

Hikers on a rough part of the wall - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Hikers on a rough part of the wall.

Lovely rose-coloured light as the sun sets - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Lovely rose-coloured light as the sun sets.

A view from our campsite - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

A view from our campsite.

Tents are all set up, time to relax - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Tents are all set up, time to relax.

Cooking dinner - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Cooking dinner.

Finishing dinner - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Dinner at the campsite.

Sunset, seen through the window of a tower - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Sunset, seen through the window of a tower.

Sunrise at the campsite - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Sunrise at the campsite.

Time to wake up! - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Time to wake up!

The campsite in the morning - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

The campsite in the morning.

Packing up the tents - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Packing up the tents.

Jake is heating up water for coffee and tea - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Jake is heating up water for coffee and tea.

Breakfast with a view - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Breakfast with a view.

After we packed everything up we continued the hike along the wall - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

After everything was packed up and cleared we continued the hike along the wall.

Coming up to a steep section - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Coming up to a steep section.

The hike took us up on to a recently repaired section - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

The hike took us up on to a recently repaired part of the Great Wall.

Steep stairs - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Steep stairs.

We left the wall at this big tower - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

We left the wall at this big tower.

We hiked out to a little village - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

We hiked out to a little village.

Walking through the village - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

Walking through the village.

A nice spot for a photo - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

A nice spot for a photo.

A tree with red ribbons tied for good luck - Switchback Great Wall Camping, 2016/03/26

A tree with red ribbons tied for good luck.

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