Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Joseph Rock's handwritten notes of his trip to Amnye Machen

I'm preparing to head off to Gansu and Qinghai in April and I have just come across this handwritten account of Joseph Rock's trip there in 1925-26.
It makes for an interesting read in addition to his "Mountains of Mystery" article in the National Geographic.
I'm also looking at his hand-drawn maps of the area (see below) and comparing them with what I can see on Google Earth of the area. So much to see in preparation - I really wish I could spend a couple of months there instead of just a couple of weeks ...

Map of Choni And here is the Google Maps view of the same place: Google Maps view of Choni

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