Nice Labor Day Hike

The CLO (community liaison officer) organized a Labor Day outing to the National Forest Park in Shenyang. Because it wasn’t a Chinese holiday, there were very, very few people in the park. We mostly had the whole park to ourselves.

The park contains several mountains, including the highest point in Shenyang, appropriately called the “top peak of Shenyang.”

The weather was perfect, the air was clean, and there were no city noises.

Walking up to the highest point in Shenyang
Walking up to the highest point in Shenyang
Proof that I went on the hike
Proof that I went on the hike
The peak is 441 meters above sea level, the highest point in Shenyang.
The peak is 441 meters above sea level, the highest point in Shenyang.
Panorama from the peak
Panorama from the peak
On the trail
On the trail
Nice rock formations, and I don't mean my flabby abs.
Nice rock formations, and I don’t mean my flabby abs.
This part of the climb was a little dicey
This part of the climb was a little dicey
Another stopping point, the Southern Gate. According to legend, it lines up with the old northern gate of Shenyang.
Another stopping point, the Southern Gate. According to legend, it lines up with the old northern gate of Shenyang.
The first and last legs of the trail were on the main road in the park.
The first and last legs of the trail were on the main road in the park.

Now that Labor Day is behind us, I guess summer is officially over. The weather is still hot, though, and the leaves don’t show any sign of changing color. I will enjoy this weather while it lasts, and try to remember it when winter hits.

 

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