When visiting my friend in China, she decided to fly back to the states with me to visit her family. We spent several days in Beijing before we flew home and one of the things that we decided to do was visit the Great Wall. She insisted that I climb up the side of the mountain and though I thought I was going to die before I reached the top - I am glad that I did it. Now I can say that I climbed to the top of the mountain to walk on the Great Wall of China.
Looking up toward the top of the mountain
from the valley looking up - yes, I climbed all the way up there!
part of the steps up - only a small part
I must say the view was incredible. I can't imagine the amount of work that it took to build the Great Wall. It seemed like parts of the wall were build straight up the side of the Mountain - a super human feat. It's a sight that I will never forget!