Thursday, April 8, 2010

On the Mountain Top

Here's the second installment of our trip recap: In Tongkou, we stayed at the Sinotrans Hotel, which was a large, mountain-lodge-y feeling kind of place. It was the perfect launchpad for exploring the mountains, which we did on Sunday. We took a bus to the base of the mountain and then a cable car up. The cable car ride was eight minutes long, traveling up, down, and over multiple peaks. Shortly before we got to the top of Huangshan (the Yellow Mountain), we were completely enveloped in fog. The mist stayed with us throughout our few hours of hiking around the peaks, which made for mystical (pun intended) views of nearby peaks and trees.The sun was starting to peak through and burn off the fog by the time we headed down from the mountain, giving us a few gorgeous parting shots.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get around to looking at these. The Delaware trip had me playing catch-up with school stuff, etc. Anyway, these are wonderful pictures. I almost feel as though I'd been on that foggy trip with you (looking at pictures is my idea of how to take a dangerous cable ride!). I can see some of these pictures being turned into large prints for your Minneapolis walls. Thank you for sharing!