YANHE 2008

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The expedition originally expected to send a small recce team to Nayong (south of Bijie) for the first few days of the trip. Hezhang and Zhijin counties were also on the cards. When the main group arrived we were to split the team between Nayong and a small mining town called Qiaojiapu, 320km east-north-east of Bijie in Yanhe Tujia Autonomous County (Tongren Prefecture).

Our plans however rapidly changed and the expedition became focused solely on Yanhe, a small town situated on the banks of the Wu Jiang (river) where the whole team was based.

Yanhe, Guizhou, P.R. China

Beijing/Yanhe time

Yanhe and Qiaojiapu
also Bijie and the surrounding county towns of Hezhang, Nayong and Zhijin

Copy and paste the numbers in bold into Google earth search bar to view satellite images.

YANHE: 28.5554N,108.4884E
Qiaojiapu: 28.3002N,108.4333E

Bijie, Guizhou, China: 27.3125N,105.2942E
Nayong: 26.7559N,105.3104E
Hezhang: 27.1260N,104.7132E
Zhijin: 26.6659N,105.7636E

These links connect to a weather site that also gives coordinates

http://www.fallingrain.com/world/CH/18/Qiaojiapu.html Qiaojiapu

http://www.fallingrain.com/world/CH/18/Yongxi.html Nayong
http://www.fallingrain.com/world/CH/18/Hezhang.html Hezhang
http://www.fallingrain.com/world/CH/18/Zhijin.html Zhijin

Guizhou Prefectures
Yanhe is located in Yanhe County, Tongren Prefecture