In the midst of that run of rainy weather in late July this year we found a few clear days to take the STOMP crew out for a camping trip on the Great Wall.
As a privately-arranged trip it was a bit more flexible—we were able to wait for good weather, and on the second day we were able to get the team back to the city early enough for a rest before their evening performance!
See the photos below.
Ready to go.
Stone Valley village scene.
More wild flowers.
Views of the Great Wall—and finally a clear sky!
Up on the wall.
Unrepaired ‘wild’ Great Wall covered by grass.
On top of the tallest tower in the area.
Hiking down a steep section.
Looking back up to the tall tower.
Views out the entrance of a tower.
Heading for the campsite.
Tents all set up.
The sun looks like it’s just a few mountains away.
We were up early on Day Two for more walking on the wall.
We hiked up to a repaired section.
Made it to the top!
Hiking back down again.
Great views from so high up.