May 24 - June 25, 2005
Lots of additonal photos added!
Commentary coming soon.
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complete tour, start
- Our original itinerary. As you will see, we didn't follow it
exactly due to circumstances beyond our control. Requires Adobe
Beijing - We spent
a day at the start of our trip and another day at the end seeing
the most famous sights around Beijing, including tombs, temples,
The Forbidden City, and The Great Wall.
Urumqi - Our first
point of entry into Xinjiang and home to a lovely museum.
Kargilik - A
smaller city seldom visited by tourists. This section includes
the drive from Kashgar to Kargilik as well as the drive to the
start of our trek - and, of course, a visit to a local night
Trek - Eleven trekkers, 28 camels, 16 days, 180 miles,
22,000 foot elevation gain, countless stories.
Kashgar - The legendary
Silk Road city. See the animal market, the famous Sunday market,
and the regional culinary delight, a whole roast sheep.
Turpan - The lowest
and hottest point in China, site of many ancient ruins.
Xian - Home of the Terra
Flora & Fauna
- Photos of some of the many plants and animals we saw on our
Gallery - Larger versions of photos with links to printable
versions. Many, many more to come. These were just a few that
caught my eye while scanning through the 1,848 photos I took.
Maps - projections of
satellite images with our routes superimposed.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.