The goal of the day was to get to the border of eastern Hebei. Not too warm today either. Don’t misunderstand. It was hot and I was sweating constantly while I was walking, but after temperatures close to 40C, around 30C feels very manageable in comparison.
It is a slight exaggeration to say I am finished with Beijing Municipiality as the Great Wall continues south from today’s end point before it heads eastward towards Shanhaiguan. I will have to check the map carefully to see where I can follow the Great Wall, and where it will be too steep and dangerous.
The Great Wall crosses the end point of the day. It was another misty and grey day, so I didn’t get a very good view of it. I hope to take pictures and investigate the area more thoroughly when I go back there. As I am close to finishing the Beijing Municipiality, I will move my base camp equipment to a town in eastern Hebei. This will probably be the last base camp site before I reach Shanhaiguan. A strange feeling.
24 kilometres today