SanQing Shan (12) – Too Many Steps?

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We were told that there are approximately 7,000 steps if we were to do a complete loop round the SanQing Shan mountains.DSCF0985

7,000 steps going up and down seem to be a lot to me.

I can walked for miles on trials without steps but was a bit worried about the mentioned number of steps before the trip.DSCF0989

In the end, I don’t think there are as many as 7,000 steps. I was happy that I have climbed up long – unending – flights of steps which made me panting and walked down many steps with the assistance of a walking stick. This is the first time that I have resorted to the use of walking stick.

On the right hand top part of the first photo are the seemingly endless steps ( they are not that obvious from the photo.

SanQing San (11) – Sacred Mountain

Sanqing Shan is regarded as one of the sacred mountains in Taoism.

It is difficult not to have a Taoism perspective when you are up on the mountains.DSCF0993

This is another spectacular view of the mountain taken during the hike.

Pine trees just appear as tiny on this picture.