The isolated village of Yushan is located in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei. Surrounded by cliffs and a deep valley, the village is without roads to the outside world. The rudimentary zip line consisting of a simple steel cage and powered by a diesel engine was built in 1997 to help local villagers travel and to bring in supplies. Lubricating the cables once a week is a very dangerous job. The local government is currently building a road to the village, and plans to retire the cable car upon completion.