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@ jiankou great wall 箭口, xizhazi 西栅子, huairou 怀柔, beijing 北京, china 中国

The Beijing Knot is the higest point on the Jiankou Wall. This lone tree on the point is bent from the wind and can been seen as you climb towards the ridge. From here the wall splits heading north-east toward the 9 Eyed Tower and heading north-east towards the village of Zhuang Hu. I'd never walked this north-east section so we hiked down the village where the Zhao daughter picked us up and we drove her back around to Huairou.

Sun burning through some haze/fog/mist/smog at the Great Wall at JianKou.

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@ jiankou great wall 箭口, xizhazi 西栅子, huairou 怀柔, beijing 北京, china 中国

@ jiankou great wall 箭口, xizhazi 西栅子, huairou 怀柔, beijing 北京, china 中国

@ jiankou great wall 箭口, huairou 怀柔, beijing 北京, china 中国

 

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Jiankou 箭扣 Great Wall was constructed in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty.

The Wall in fog and snow at Jiankou on a quiet morning where I wandered without seeing a soul.

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Read more about this trip on my blog.

My favorite photo from our weekend at the Wall. The warm colors of the late afternoon sun over Jiankou.

The decievingly precipitous descent of the Great Wall from the top of the Beijing Knot. This section is quite steep and can be difficult to descend, especially when your "fighting" 60+ people who are ascending at the same time.

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View down from the top of the Heavenly Ladder. I think its a bit easier going up than it is going down.

The curve of the ancient Wall with a dusting of snow disappears into the fog. Just as beautiful in the winter as in the summer when the leaves are full and all is green.

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Read more about this trip on my blog.

@ jiankou great wall 箭口, xizhazi 西栅子, huairou 怀柔, beijing 北京, china 中国

The thick layer of smog and fog lays across the ridges of the Jiankou Great Wall as the sun begins to push above the layer. Chao and I hiked up the Heavenly Ladder to the Beijing Knot and then down to the village of Zhuang Hu.

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