Hiking Through 14 Towers along the Great Wall

Various Areas of the Great Wall

I’ve been to the Great Wall about five times now, and I am grateful every time! I’m now learning that there are many many areas of the Great Wall to visit, and they are not all the same. This time, I visited Mutianyu, and it’s a really wonderful section. It’s hard hiking, for sure, as is pretty much every area. But it’s not very crowded, which is important. Never, Never, Never go to “Bataling” — that place is absolutely caked in tourists!

Daily Photo – Hiking Through 14 Towers along the Great Wall

This was a heck of a day! It was a long, arduous walk. But boy, was it beautiful. Towards the end of the day, the light was falling and the rain moved in. I descended in almost perfect black pitch. It was hundreds and hundreds of steps to get down to the little village below… I had the tiniest of flashlights and the tiniest of umbrellas… I was quite ill-prepared for the latter part of the adventure, which is quite unlike me!

Hiking Through 14 Towers along the Great Wall

Hiking Through 14 Towers along the Great Wall

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length46.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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  • Susan

    Oh wow – so beautiful! Sounds like a great adventure :) Thanks to the Stuck team for getting the comments up and running! :)

  • gifyku

    Amazing shot. What lens is this?

  • treyratcliff

    Thanks ! This is with the 28-70mm FE Sony Lens! :)

  • http://www.i-explorechina.com Pavel | i-explorechina.com

    I have been to Great Wall like ten or more times. You should visit Jinshanling. Is the best part. You should go to Chengde and Jinshanling is just between Chengde and beijing :)

  • http://drawne.com Andy Feliciotti

    I love the red haze, stunning photo Trey!, also is there a reason you went back to disqus comments?

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