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August Monthly Meeting

A Preview of Hiking in Developed China with
MOAC Member Tracy Quadro

In January of 2013, MOAC Tracy Quadro traveled to China to visit her daughter. They embarked on an adventure and hiked two of the most celebrated mountains in the country.
If you’ve ever considered a trip to China, to visit the Great Wall and perhaps do some local hiking, consider this a preview! Although most people think of the Wall as one long, flat or rolling edifice across the countryside, at Mutianyu the Wall hugs a rugged, steep, mountainous terrain that is quite a difficult hike (no blasting in those days!). Explore the majesty of one of the great wonders of the world. Then head south to Yantian to climb the highest peak in Shenzhen, overlooking one of the most highly and densely industrialized cities in the world, and its spectacular view of Hong Kong across the harbor. You may learn a little of the Mandarin dialect, hear some local color commentary and end the night with a greater understanding of the differences between hiking in beautiful New England and in this part of the world, and gain an appreciation of how well we steward our natural resources.

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