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Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

In Brief: See a set of 40 photos from a clean up hike plus post-hike Gung Ho! pizza at the Jiankou Great Wall.

We raised our flags over all the rubbish we brought down. Big thanks to the clean up team, Gung Ho, Patagonia, and other sponsors! - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

The clean up crew raises flags over the haul of trash.

We’ve been doing clean up hikes since 2009 – sometimes at the Great Wall, sometimes at other places.

For this clean up, Gung Ho! Pizza asked us to get involved, as they’re planning a program of regular clean up hikes near their base at the Jiankou Great Wall.

So it was sort of like a test run for a program of more regular clean up hikes.

The test run went pretty good!

The team hauled down about 18 kilograms of trash, which was a great effort. 18 kilograms is less than we’ve collected on previous visits, which was also great.

And with Gung Ho! having a base near the Great Wall there, the clean up team was also treated to a post-hike feast of freshly-cooked pizza and salads, all washed down with beer and ice tea courtesy of sponsors Moa Beer. and Papps Tea (both available at Gung Ho! Pizza stores).

Big thanks to Patagonia for getting involved with the event and helping with promotion and some gifts for the clean up crew.

And thanks to everybody who came along to help make a Waste-Free Great Wall!

Getting ready to go - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Getting ready to go.

Bags and trash pickers all ready - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Bags and trash pickers all ready.

Clean up crew about to head out - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Clean up crew about to head out.

We hiked through the village to find the trail up to the Great Wall - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

We hiked through the village to find the trail up to the Great Wall.

Up into the hills - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Up into the hills.

We hiked a narrow and overgrown track up into the forest - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

We hiked a narrow and overgrown track up into the forest.

Out of the village and through the cornfields - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Out of the village and through the cornfields.

Catching up - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Catching up.

Getting to work - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Getting to work.

The trash pickers were helpful for the rubbish that was a bit off the trail - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

The trash pickers were helpful for the rubbish that was a bit off the trail.

Up on to the Great Wall - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Up on to the Great Wall.

We took a break here before heading on - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

We took a break here before heading on.

Got a bottle - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Got a bottle.

Hikers coming down a tricky section - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Hikers coming down a tricky section.

Coming around a tower - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Coming around a tower.

Back up on to the Great Wall - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Back up on to the Great Wall.

A good shot of the Great Wall at Jiankou - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

A good shot of the Great Wall at Jiankou.

It’s lizard season - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

It’s lizard season.

Lizard fight! - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Lizard fight!

Cleaning up just off the wall. We found a lot of rubbish at places where people usually stop for a picnic - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Cleaning up just off the wall. We found a lot of rubbish at places where people usually stop for a picnic.

The clean up crew on the wall, with our haul of trash - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

The clean up crew on the wall, with our haul of trash.

The youngest Beijing Hiker - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

The youngest Beijing Hiker.

At the Gung Ho! Hut at Jiankou – beers and snacks on the table, pizza on the way - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

At the Gung Ho! Hut at Jiankou – beers and snacks on the table, pizza on the way.

Nice - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Nice.

Relaxing in the courtyard - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Relaxing in the courtyard.

Pizza and salad - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Pizza and salad.

The Gung Ho! Hut is really well set up - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

The Gung Ho! Hut is really well set up.

More pizza - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

More pizza.

Relaxing in the courtyard - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Relaxing in the courtyard.

Fresh from the oven - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Fresh from the oven.

Hanging out as the pizza cooks - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Hanging out as the pizza cooks.

Felix with the Gung Ho! flag - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Felix with the Gung Ho! flag.

We talked a bit about the clean up hike and how we’d been able to get perty much 100% of the trash off that one section of wall today - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

We talked a bit about the clean up hike and how we’d been able to get pretty much 100% of the trash off that one section of wall today.

Jade let us know more about what Gung Ho! has been doing as a B-Corp company - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Jade let us know more about what Gung Ho! has been doing as a B-Corp company.

Jade and Hayden - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Jade and Hayden.

Bags full of trash - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

Bags full of trash.

We raised our flags over all the rubbish we brought down. Big thanks to the clean up team, Gung Ho, Patagonia, and other sponsors! - Waste-Free Wall clean up hike with Gung Ho and Patagonia, 2018/06/03

We raised our flags over all the rubbish we brought down. Big thanks to the clean up team, Gung Ho, Patagonia, and other sponsors!

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