Tuesday, January 11, 2005

How to get to Muti Konka and the Yalong Canyon

map, originally uploaded by mutikonka.

If you've read my earlier posts where I described my trip to Muti Konka, you might be wondering exactly where it is. (Or you might not give a toss). I didn't use a GPS - just this old map based on Joseph Rock's hand-drawn map, from 1929. Some of the names of the major towns have changed - like Tatsienlu-Kangding - but I found it to be very accurate for smaller settlements.
One drawback is that it has no relief info - and thus it gives little idea of the absolutely enormous scale of the landscape. For example, it is just a centimetre between Muli and Mutikonka, but the trip will take you more than a week of descent and climbing up the steep milehigh sides of the canyon.

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