National Geographic : 1926 Feb
THE ROAD TO WANG YE FU 209 PACK DONKEYS USED IN ALA SIAN BY PEASANTS AND WOODCUTTERS This is the only means of transportation available for short trips into the Wolf Mountains, which border the Mongol kingdom on the southeast. WATERING TIHE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXPEDITION'S CAMELS AT A WELL IN TIHE ALA SHAN DESERT The animals acquire a moth-eaten appearance as spring advances, for their heavy winter coat comes loose in patches. The drivers pluck it off after each day's march and sell it to wool traders. Autumn, winter, and early spring are the best caravan seasons.