Mei Pass, Jiangxi, China

Hiking an ancient trade route…the Mei Pass to the next province.

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This is the start of a steep mountainous trail.

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An ancient bell surrounded by a grove of bamboo.

The Plum blossoms line this trail bloom in December and January.

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I believe this sign is saying not to pull the branches down to reach the plums.

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The best way to collect the matured plums is to use a long piece of bamboo to shake the branches to let go of the fruit, as this woman is doing in the picture.

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The passage way to the next province.

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Crossing over to the other side.

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Yoneda, Tim, and Liangyou

 I don’t know if I will ever have the chance to pass this way again, so I found myself savoring the experience of hiking this trail on a lovely day.  My favorite part of this trip was spending time with the people, sharing meals, and seeing China from a whole new perspective.

~Molly

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