Saturday, June 4, 2011


One of the world’s oldest living organisms, pine, is a common scene along the Great Shangri-La route.  Chinese geographical feature can be summarized into 3 steps, like ladders, from west started with Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang being the highest with some of the highest mountains in the world; to the rest of western China provinces in the middle, and to the rest of China being the lowest. The Great Shangri-La route is on the boarder of highest and 2nd highest ladder of China between Tibet Autonomous region and Sichuan and Yunnan, and it is in this region pine the most often seen.      
This is on my 2nd day of the trip, coming to Muge Cuo area but was greeted with light rain, fog and lots of clouds.   But that does not mean you can’t take pictures!
Walking on the hill, hoping weather to improve to allow a glance of Mt. Gongga (Minya Konka), in the light rain, a camera on hand, I took this image of mountain pine.

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