Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Goodbye Hike: Picture 3

We walked down a wide dirt road that was probably used by tractors to transport bricks because towards the end of the hike, we found an abandoned brick factory.  At the bottom of the valley a wide stream kept us from hiking further.  In this picture, you can see the tall dark green grass that was hiding the two meter wide stream of brown water.  Tall grass plus water, I wasn't willing to risk trying to forge this tiny stream with a bunch of students.  Snakes like tall grass and water right? 
It was a fantastic five hour outing, hiking the dust bowl of Gansu, having a picnic under apricot trees and just chilling in a relaxed way with happy students who were exhausted by the end of an easy but long hike.  Plus I was super proud of them as they all collected their trash and hiked it out.

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