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‘Waste-Free Wall’ clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/10/28

In Brief: See 18 photos from the Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall—overcast skies, trails covered with fallen leaves, and the magnificent Gung Ho! hut.

This was the second in a series of events with Gung Ho! Pizza and Patagonia, where we get a big crew of Beijingers together and head out to the Jiankou Great Wall for a clean up hike and a post-walk feast of pizza.

Previously we've done the clean ups in spring and summer, so the scenery on this visit was a little different than usual. The lack of leaves on the trees revealed some extra trash to pick up, and we came down with a haul of 18.7 kilograms.

After the hike we headed to the Gung Ho Hut in the village at Jiankou for a post-hike feast of pizza, plus soup and snacks, all provided by Gung Ho! Pizza.

With the New Zealand connections of Beijing Hikers and Gung Ho, we were able to include some fine beverages courtesy of Kiwi companies Moa Beer and Villa Maria wines.

Plus, with Patagonia on board, we were also able to dish out a little Patagonia swag as well.

Big thanks to everyone involved!

Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #1
Getting ready to go.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #2
The top of the first hill.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #3
Heading along the Great Wall.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #4
Looking for trash beside the wall.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #5
We took a short break midway.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #11
Ready to go again!
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #12
We continued on the wall.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #13
Raising the flag over our haul of rubbish.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #8
About to head down from the wall.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #9
We found more rubbish to pick up on the way down.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #14
Down through the forest.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #10
Back at the village to finish the hike.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #15
Pizza, snacks, and a brazier at the Gung Ho! hut.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #16
Pizza time!
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #17
Dishing up spiced apple juice.
Waste-Free Wall Clean up the Jiankou 'Big West' Great Wall, 2018/10/28 photo #18
The clean up crew.

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