There is a temple atop a huge hill in Lijiang that has several "staging areas" for rest along the way. This is one of them.
This is an area where I took a lot of photos of the old town below. That area is kind of behind me here in this photo, although that is hard to tell from this vantage. It is a good resting place to recharge your batteries before finishing the rest of the hike up the stairs to the top. There's also a little shop here that sells snacks and drinks... To me, a true adventurer never passes up a good snack.
- Trey Ratcliff