Dalian is blessed to built in the mountains. The picture above was taken after about a fifteen minute hike out my front door. From there, my beautiful little Chernobyl and I spent a fantastic afternoon ambling along the tops of those ridges there out towards the blue sea in the distance.
For me, it was like getting the first fix of the season after a long winter's jones. For Chernobyl , it was like tasting first blood. I'm hoping to get her hooked on hiking for a summer of camping and adventure, which is a long way from her current indulgence of expensive clubs and imported wines.
In any case, we'll walk the trail and see what happens.