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  • Hiking Sichuan

    A foggy ascent on Jiajan Shan.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Valleys and gorges define much of the western Sichuan landscape.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Throwing prayers into the sky.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Laurence, Ed, and Dean cross a small stream while ascending Dagu Shan.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Men take their horses up Dagu Shan.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Tibetans throw prayer flags at each mountain pass into the air, believing that at higher altitude they are closer to the gods.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    A Tibetan hair dress made out of coral and beads.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Young and old gather on a mountainside.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    The caravan makes its way towards the Guoxigou Grasslands.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    The grasslands are swampy, muddy, and hard to cross.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    The grasslands were home to one of the nicest campsites of the trek.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    The horse crew eats dinner in their tent.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    A Tibetan woman heads out in the field to collect a type of Chinese medicine. She wears a mask to keep humidity near her mouth, as the dry, high-altitude air can dehydrate a body quickly.

  • Hiking Sichuan

    Ed, Yang Xio, and Laurence wait out a rainstorm in a herder's mud hut.

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