We stepped down through the valley along with the water. Wide waterfalls linked together colorful tiered lakes of various greens and blues. Meanwhile, steep mountains hemmed in the narrow valley. Forests covered the lower sections while granite took over in the upper areas. A few Tibetan villages remained in sideContinue Reading

The stillness of grandeur filled the air. A glassy bay reflected the soaring faces of both peaks and ice. Meanwhile, chunks of ice in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and even colors dotted the placid waters like stars strewn about the sky. Visual evidence of large recent avalanche activity snakedContinue Reading

This turned out to be one of those outings where the journey proved at least as interesting as the destination. I spent the better part of 7 hours exploring a roughly 10-mile arc between Sanyi and Tai’an train stations. Along the way I discovered Shengsing/Shengxing Station, Longteng Broken Bridge remains,Continue Reading