Here are pictures from a trip to Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China that took place back in April 2011. We took an overnight train from Shanghai down to Hunan and stayed there for 2 1/2 days to hike and admire this great National Park. Some of these peaks were actually the inspiration for the mountains in Avatar (they advertize that quite aggressively at the park entrances, ha!). Nonetheless, I will always have great memories from that trip, both the hiking and the train rides getting there and back (got to see a lot of China’s countryside). It was the first time I saw “pointy” mountains in my life, and it may sound silly but I was amazed. I can’t wait to go back to China and visit other mountainous areas, especially Guilin!