I felt the urge to reach back a decade to a photo that I took at the Great Wall. Perhaps this urge came from reflecting on the past decade of my life at the start of 2014. Perhaps from the book my mom gave me on the author’s trek in China. Perhaps from the Chinese people in the table next to us at dinner the other night. Whatever the reason, posting a photo from my trek on the Great Wall at Mutianyu was on my mind. November 2003 was the perfect time to enjoy a daylong hike along the wall, free from throngs of people. There was a nip in the air, but my blood was warmed by the exertion.