Highest Point: Continued

This is what the up was like on the last post. Visit the last post too.


Though the mountain was crowded with lots of construction workers, it was somehow comforting to have some of the road crew trying to beckon us over to their fire to warm up. They didn’t seem to understand that our lightweight clothing was plenty for as hard as we were working but that we would cool down if we stopped. Much as we would have liked to have tea and a visit, we had to keep moving. We got many cheers, thumbs up, much misinformation and even a push from two road monitors.


Highest Point: Continued — 1 Comment

  1. Recently found your blog reports – linked from “Warm Showers”. My wife and I taught English at an agriculture university in Ya’an last year and know that area, but your western adventures are delightful.

    There was a journalist, and earlier, a photographer, covering some of the ground you are covering, doing a story about the tea horse trail for National Geographic. Your stories are inspiring, thank you for posting.

    Any time you are in a town with a college or university or even a good high school, you can ask a student to introduce you to the English teachers, especially the foreign ones, but all will be delighted to see you. The ethnic Tibetans and Qiang are very hospitable and will feed you or host you if you ask.

    We want to keep in touch. Bicycle touring and serious journalism are a problem, but we think our point of view is of interest. I can’t wait to read the series on the Horse Tea Route. Did you know that a NG story inspired the author who inivented Shangri-la? There is a good history on Just One Opinion.

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