The new highway being built from Lijang
One valley over from Lijiang
Village most of the way up my climb
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from a valley
Descending down to another valley
Another little valley
Descent to Shaxi
Raising some walls in Shaxi
Mali- the cute massive dog at my hostel
View from a corridor in my hostel
Shaxi market square
Shaxi Temple entrance
Looking across to the hill I'm about to climb
Start of a rough section of road
Houses and rice paddies
Starting the climb. The key was to find the strips of relatively smooth dirt off the road.
Village getting the first rays of the days sun
Shaxi in the distace
Dust and smoke from the truck
Helping these guys with a flat tyre on their scooter. Not sure why they made a fire, but my pump came in handy.
Red dirt track and blue sky
Track across the tops
Nice view down to the valley
Some of the road
House in the middle of nowhere
Almost feels like an Australian Outback track
The new Tibetan highway that's being constructed..
Back down in the valley
Road to Niuji
Traffic jam! No wonder they're building the highway!
Realigned road (with wind turbines on the skyline)