Need a break from pretty pictures and feel-good stories? Head over to the Trip Log, where we have the cold, hard numbers – no fuss, no frills.
The Trip Log presents a day-by-day account of our trip in numerical form – our daily latitude/longitude coordinates, kilometres walked, elevation gain and lost. If you like maps, you can use the latitude/longitude coordinates to follow us on Google Earth or Google Earth Plus (instructions on the Trip Log page).
As of June 30, we had walked 388.752 kilometres: 151.507 on the wall and 237.245 off the wall. That pace is a bit too slow for us to finish at a reasonable time, but when the backpack breakdown is taken into account it’s not too bad.
A few cool things about June. In Google Earth Plus, you can see Jiayuguan Fort (see “The Strongest Fortress Under Heaven” ) very clearly; entering 39° 48’ 05.28” N, 98° 12’ 57.59” E will put you right in the middle of the fort. You can also see the wall very clearly at our June 9 campsite at 39° 52’ 46.09” N, 98° 18’ 48.02” E.