Simatai, The 2nd Attempt–Conquered!
So it took us two tries, but we managed to quell our fears and make it to the end of Simatai; not the actual end, but as far as we were allowed to go.
Looking back at Jinshanling.
Now back to Simatai, where the climbing gets just a bit sketchy…
Here’s looking past the 12th tower, where you’re no longer allowed to hike.
If you look closely, you can actually see wall and tower in the distance.
Posing for victory!
And now we have to get back down…
What a show-off daredevil I’ve become, posing on the edge!
Here’s A.T. and I eating some crackers and feeling quite pleased with ourselves.
After the break it was back to the task of descending…
If you look close in the next pic, you can see the cable car line f-a-r below.
And here in the last two photos from the wall, Adventure Turtle is climbing up the side to try and get one last look at Jinshanling.
We had couple victory beers outside on the resevior, and I even made a new friend.
Once it got really chilly, we moved inside and had a couple more “victory” beers with the girl who worked at our hostel and a few of the restaraunt workers.
All in all, an amazing day.