February 2010 A dam further down allows the ice to freeze on the Yellow River in cold enough conditions. Cold morning. This cat never moved more than a foot away from the warm coal stove. The Great Wall following the Yellow River. In the front you can see a rift in the terrain. These are often troublesome to get around or over. Early morning. A very helpful farmer that let me stay overnight in his home. After a short while, the little shop filled up with curious locals wishing me all the best for the walk. The road leading down to Laoniu Wancun was made of cobblestone. Some places there was no need for a wall. A steep cliff did the job. I pass many temples along the Great Wall, and sometimes rest there. The temples often have paintings like this on the walls. I considered walking on the ice. The waterlevel had sunks by 2-3 meters making it risky to get down, and more importantly up again. There are stones in the area, but they were mostly used in the most hilly parts of the Great Wall. Dark and snowy conditions by the Great Wall. 85 years old woman in a shop. The shop owners.