Mountain River from High Above

On our way to lake Issik we stopped at the observation tower. This tower is about 50 meters high, maybe more. It is actually was a bit scary to climb up the top and going down. The stair cases were fairly steep and on one side there were no bars to keep you safe. So you’d climb a stair, walk across, climb a stair, walk across – and here you’d hold to the inside rail, because just 3 feet away is an opening, no bars, and it is really high. But the view from above is pretty cool and totally worth the trouble of getting up there.

This photo was taken south west facing, into the mountains. Lake Issik is somewhere there a few miles away. As you can see, river is very rocky, and rock slides are all over. You won’t see huge boulders, these rocks break apart into smaller ones. Do not ever try to hike into those rocks, extremely dangerous, they will slide under your feet and can actually start a mini avalanche, just enough to do some serious damage to your body.Click on it to open in my Photo Gallery

Lake Issik

If you remember this photo, I’m here to tell you that it was found about on mile from this spot all the way between those mountains in the river.

Lake Issik is really have this color, no faking it with tools, it has some kind of mineral in it I guess to have this greenish color to it. It is cold like ice too.

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Stoned Lenin

Over the next few days I’ll post a few photos of different ex and current leaders. They were portrayed in some form or another, using different media and for very different purposes. I just happen to be in those places with my camera.

Most will probably recognize this dude, if not, then the title of this post gives it away. On the way to lake Issik in Tian Shan mountains we were had been presented with this little piece of art.

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He is a Donkey, one more

A few days ago I showed you the “Donkey, the Parking Lot Attendant”. Here is the guy one more time. He was moving very fast and tried to eat me up, and I was trying get the best picture to no avail. The previous shot actually got his entire face and body, plus had mountains in the background, but for some reason I just like this one a little better, even that he is cropped from his nose up to his ears. You can see his eye, maybe that is, maybe that short connection between him and me is captured in this moment.

Donkey, he is my man.

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River Drive – Right Side

Deep in the mountains hiking along the river Issik we found this vehicle, or what left of it.  There is actually a dirt road that goes along the river, way up high. It had a little fork on it which took you to a cliff, not sure why it is there as there is no where to go. My guess is that the driver was drunk, driving fast after the dark, took a wrong turn and ended up about 50 ft down in the river.

Today’s post has its ride side. I have other angles as well, will process them and post some time in the future.

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