Every morning of the trip I took a wake up walk in parks of some kind, usually seeing people do their Tai Chi. This park was a brief of fresh air in otherwise oppressively smoggy Beijing.
The fun really began when the Intrepid Travel group of 12 met up, led by fearless and exceptionally well prepared Jack Yuan." The climb up to the wall was strenuous but we all made it. Here is most of the group catching our breath.
We all walked and took photos and marvelled at the history of the wall built over many years. Approximately a half of all Chinese were involved in its construction, which was designed to keep the Mongolian barbarians out of China.