Jiankou is dramatic and difficult, but is the most picturesque section of Great Wall, especially during autumn when the leaves erupt in flaming colours. This trail is A to B run has a slightly longer than usual walking trail at 7.5km (and a regular 10k running trail). Autumn also means the sun is down earlier.
Where are the songs of spring? Ay, Where are they?
Boxer, thou hast thy music too,—
While barred clouds bloom the soft-windy Jiankou wall,
Shortie crunk so fresh so clean can she ON ON that
With a sweet kennel; to set budding more,
And still more, first flower then the beers,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
Indiana Bones whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
To the window, to dat wall
To the sweat drop down my boxers
Cum touch the Beijing plains with Double Dutch;
Then in a wailful choir the circle mourns
Among the river shallows, borne aloft
She getting crunk in the circle I mean she work,
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And Moist Muscles loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bottom-friends of the never maturing sun;
Conspiring with fellow hashers how to bless this trail and get off thy load,
With their fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend her apples and moss’d cottage-tree,
And fill all her fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
Your hares have sweated, bled and evaded serious crowd control measures to scout this beautiful route for you. Jiankou Great Wall is wild and spectacular with precipitous mountains and any number of photographers to be flashed. There will be some limited mulled wine at the circle, if you are worried there won’t be any left when you get to the circle bring a bottle with you to add to the pot.
In case you don’t know the difference between tea bagging and steeping, come join us at Jiankou and perhaps find out.
Saturday, October 19th
Meet at 9:30a.m.
Departure at 10:00a.m. sharp-ish
Double Dutch, Indiana Bones, Hashy Birthday Muscles
What to Bring:
Cell phone, sun block, running shoes(!), sense of adventure, direction, and humor.
Bring your own water bottle because the boxer doesn’t supply plastic water bottles! We will bring a big water for you to refill. ♻️❤️🌏
We need to have numbers! So go ahead and register today!
200RMB gets you a scenic round-trip bus ride, the Boxer trail, snacks, circle, bottomless drinks and a great dinner.
XL Bar 1-022 Shoukai Bojun Nanqu, Xindong Lu (新东路首开铂郡南区1-022).
It’s on Xindong Lu in the complex just north of Heaven and south of Lily’s American Diner. To find it, try to go to Heaven and then go the other way.