From the Beijing Hikers website – hike Ellie and I took – one of our first “wild wall” hikes.
This was a hot hike, and it took a bit longer than we expected. We think the scenery was worth the effort, and appreciated the sparsely populated Yanqing countryside and the early Ming Dynasty Great Wall (as well as a cold beer afterward).
Statistics: 4.5 hours hiking (6 hours in total) over 14.5km (average moving speed 3.2km/hr); start height 999m, finish height 858m, highest point 1334m (by the radar station), total climbing 719m, total descending 844m. Estimated 2303kCal burned.