LOL Dan, you will probably freeze your nads off! ^o^ But the photos will be awesome. And the trip as a whole (air / bus / car / horse) (LOL) will be an incredible experience. Were you able to get the discounted fare around 1600rmb(US$200) for the airfare?
We will def look forward to the pix. Keep up the great work, and let us know about the pijiu you find up there.
“Good cheap tent” — I like the sound of that.
have a good trip—I had a blast in Xinjiang. Went in the SUMMER though.