This week we headed southwest of Beijing to an area called Yumengshan, another park with beautiful, Avatar-like rocky outcrops and lots of green. Spring has finally arrived and even with virtually no precipitation all winter long, the hills have bloomed. Added to that was a guest hiker, Joanna, who got to see a little bit of life outside the big city before her internship begins.
|Some of the braver hikers went under these boulders. I climbed some steep stairs and went around.|
|There was a lot of haze for much of the hike but then the blue sky showed up.|
|We visited one of the western Qing tombs. These fellows are not guarding the tomb; there seems to be a base nearby.|
|Lunchtime break with Joanna.|