Walking down a mountain is easier than walking up a mountain, right?
There wasn't much to see as we began making our way down, but everyone was in a good mood:
Things were beginning to warm up as the sun started to break through the clouds:
If you look closely at the photograph below, you will see a steep stone staircase making its way up the granite peak. This is the famed Heavenly Capital Peak 天都峰 (1810 meters/5938 feet), the most celebrated stretch of trail on Huangshan, providing its most staggeringly beautiful views. However, with an eight year-old in tow and with no idea how long it was going to take us to reach the bottom, we skipped this detour:
Eventually, the stone steps carved out of the side of the mountains turned into the Neverending Staircase. Legs became wobbly as continued the descent, but Amber soldiered on, often leading the way:
Looking back up at the mountain. My wife was nowhere in sight: