Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
On the incline, look down into the deepest river canyon the earth gave to us. These valleys of China's Yunnan are an ecological collision zone. Birds, beasts and flowers - all of them rare. Did you know buckwheat is a fruit seed that began right here? Eat: rice, corn, potatoes and pork in hiking boots and camper fleece. This is Naxi (pronounced Na-Shi) territory. Steamed duck with Chinese caterpillar fungus will take you to the zenith. Riprapping along the Jinsha River. It's just like Gary Snyder said: "Phase one: romantic teenage poetry about mountains and girls". Some of us never grow up.