Photo of the Week June 2, 2010: Tiger Leaping Gorge-ous

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Jun 07, 2010 / 0 comments

Tiger Leaping Gorge-ous - Yunnan Province China


Tiger Leaping Gorge-ous - Yunnan Province China


It was this Tiger Leaping Gorge that brought me to Yunnan, a short but challenging 2 day hike through one of the most beautiful gorges I had seen.  This deep canyon on the Yangtze River is one of the deepest river canyons in the world.  It received it's unique name from an ancient story about a tiger who was running from a hunter and leaped over the gorge (and presumably to his freedom) at the gorge's narrowest point (about 25 meters wide).  What I found out is that the entire Province of Yunnan was gorgeous; waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, ancient towns, culture, and even Shangri-La. 


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