It was a bit frosty and definitely snowy, but the sun managed to burn through. It was wondrous to see the scale of it and then to walk, or rather, scramble the thing. In some places, with the icy conditions, it was quite daunting.
One thing interesting that you have to see up close - Chinese over the years have left their personal mark on the Wall. Messages etched into the stone. Suppose you could call it graffiti, but I saw it more as generations leaving their near present mark as part of this monument's rich historical past.