Great Wall of China Trek, Day Four: Gubeikou Wall, Inner Circle
11 km with 709 meters of elevation gain
After a good night's sleep and another delicious meal, we boarded the van and drove to an entry point along another part of the Gubeikou Wall.
I'll let the photos and captions tell the day's story -- keep in mind these sections were built in the 1400s and early 1500s, and nothing has been added since. No restoration has taken place, hence the crumbling and "wild" nature.
|Chickens guard the entrance to the trail|
|Mr. Lee leads the way|
|The vegetation in this section is lusher than yesterday's scrub|
|Modern-day train tracks running through the hills|
|Walking up the Wall|
|It's quite a precipitous drop if you don't watch where you're going|
|Sage checking out her photos at the end of the day|
We left the guest house the next morning and hiked from Gubeikou to Jinshanling -- I'll post that day's report tomorrow evening.
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