(Again, with apologies to Robert Frost)
As I mentioned in the last post, I chose to climb the steeper, less crowded route at Badaling. Climbing was hard work; it was very steep. I would have quit, but my partner and his brother were ahead of me and I wanted them to know I had gone back. And, I’m competitive. So I kept trekking.
When I reached the tower from which this photo is taken, someone told me they had seen Frank and John at the end of the route.
So I ventured on.
And on – until it seemed foolish not to go to the end, since I was so close.
And when I got to the end, Frank and John were not there. We must have crossed paths inside one of the buildings while I was taking photos out of a back window.
So I headed back, and back generally meant down.
Saved the best photo for last.
Next post: details from the Great Wall trip.