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White River to Sihetang hike photos, 2009/10/10

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This was our first time to take a group on this hike, and parts of it were a bit different than we expected: it wasn't so difficult, and movie-makers and quarriers had put gravel roads in since we were last there. The rest was as expected - great views of the canyon, river, rocks, reflections of rocks in the water, grass, and reeds.

Statistics: 2.75 hours hiking over 14.5km at approx. 3.3km/hr (4.5 hours total time); start height 225m, highest point 299m, lowest point 103m, approx. 147m going up, 113m going down. Estimated 1228kCal burned. River crossings: approx. ten!
(Stats don't include the post-meal trek.)

Grass and reeds, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Autumn colours.

River and cliffs, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

The canyon walls were lower at the start of the hike.

Crossing the river, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

The people filming the movie built a road and made some bridges so they could get supplies in.

Man on a horse, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

We were a bit confused about these guys, until we saw the film crew.

Reflections in the river, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Reflections in the water.

Reflections, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Reflections of cliff walls and trees in the river.

Crossing the river, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Crossing through chilly water.

Cliffs, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

About a third of the way into the hike the canyon got a lot wider.

Big rocks, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Large rock formations.

Crossing the river, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Off with the shoes again.

Jumping from rock, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Perhaps tired of removing his shoes, an alternative method of crossing the river was used.

Crossing a river, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

No chance to jump across this one, though.

Canyon and cliff, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Sheer cliffs, big rocks.

Reflections of reeds, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Reflections of reeds in a quiet pool.

Trees and reeds, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Trees and reeds reflected in the river.

Cliffs and sky, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

Towards the end of the hike, the canyon walls started getting lower again.

River crossing, Beijing Hikers Baihe to Sihetang hike, 2009-10-10

The last* river crossing.

* Probably the last.