A Black Hmong girl looks into the valley in Sapa.
Instead of backpacks, Hmong girls wear baskets to carry their goods to and from market. They also wear leggings and multiple layers for warmth in the wintertime. They are surprisingly light on their feet, even on the steepest and muddiest of paths. Quite the opposite from all the clunky foreigners who held onto them and available trees in order to keep balance.
Read more about the hill tribes and trekking in Sapa.