Saturday, October 17, 2009

Travel Journal Part Three: Heaven Lake

After our hiking adventure, I think we were all looking forward to a nice, relaxing jeep ride up the mountain the next day, up to Heaven Lake. It was a beautiful, breezy day and we merrily got in line and jostled and bustled with all the other Chinese people until we got into our jeep and started to make our way up the mountain.

Relaxing it was not. The jeep drivers are nuts, and they were driving around these hairpin turns and switchbacks at what felt like top speed. Jessica was in front, and while she is normally a very fearless woman, her only fear is being in a car that tips over. So you can imagine the terror she was feeling, although the driver slowed down once he saw her expression/white knuckles.

We survived the ride up, and it was definitely worth it. The scenery was beautiful, and it was fun to see the lake in all its glory.

Lest you think there's some new adventurous Maggie in town, just know that I would not do this:


Anyway, the whole day was pretty awesome, despite not spotting the famous Tianchi Monster that supposedly lives in the lake.

Photo credits: Taehoon Kim, Christopher Hildner

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