Tiger Leaping Gorge
At the Tiger Leaping Gorge we did 3 days of 3-5 hour hikes. The first one was on a 36 C day in the afternoon up steep hills so it was very very hot. So part of the way we walked and then the little kids started getting really tired so we hired two horses for them. The views were amazing – I never knew that the Yangtze ran through the Tiger Leaping Gorge so I thought the Gorge would be cleaner than the muddy brown water of the Yangtze. It is because it is the wet season and lots of mud flows in.
The first place we stayed was called the Naxi Guesthouse. It was fun because there was good Chinese Food and wifi so we could play ‘Words with friends’. There was a local kid at the guesthouse so he had lots of bikes and little cars that we loved playing on in the courtyard. The view of the mountains was great because I love looking at mountains with snow.
The second day we hiked up a lot – there were 28 bends and they were long and fun because I loved calling out to all the others and counting the bends. The walk down to the Teahorse guesthouse was long after the 28 bends. I had to wait for 10 minutes on my own waiting for the others cause I was so fast. Yeshi showed us the tiger Leaping stone – where the tiger jumped from one side to the other – that’s how the Tiger Leaping Gorge got its name.
When we were meeting up with our driver Kham we had to walk over a landslide and the bulldozers had to stop while we walked over this big hill of messy stone. Lucky it happened at night and no one was hurt. Lucky there are no landslides at our house in Whitfield but the Tiger Leaping Gorge is much steeper.