Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Great Wall Trek, Day Four. June 24, 2015: Gubeikou Wall, Inner Circle

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

Fresh apricots

It's quite a precipitous drop if you don't watch where you're going

Heading down

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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