Friday, November 15, 2013

Colorful Jiuzhaigou

Jiu-zhai-gou National Park, Sichuan Province
Fantastic fall colors in late October
We finish our China travel with a WOW experience.  One hour northwest by plane from the Xi'an Warriors, we fly to our last mainland China journey.  We officially leave China on November 30.

We enjoy meeting up with Jensen,
one of Ken's work colleagues
Our only panda sighting
A World Heritage Site,this national park is just the place to hike our final steps,  marvel at Chinese beauty, and enjoy the Tibetan culture in Northern Sichuan Province.

The park organization is efficient.  Take the bus up one of the two stunning valleys and hike back down or hop on the bus at any stop.
Magnificent waterfalls

We encounter snow on the upper trails
Mountain goats on trail
Tibetan influence in park
One of Ken's favorite meals in China:
  roasted yak, wild mushrooms
 Tibetan mash potatoes and gravy
Colorful valley

Grassland valley

Where's Jeanie?  

Walking paths throughout the park

The paths traverse waterways

Amazing lake colors

Clear and calm waters

"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul."  Psalm 23: 1-3

Next Time:  Taiwan

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