3 days ago we went to the Elbrus area – National park, called “Prielbrusie” – for wild berries
We cook a lot of tasty things from porcini
The park is situated
km from my home if you fly there directly by plane;
and this beautiful volcano is seen like this
from the place
300 m from my house
The road to this park is about
180 km by car and goes along picturesque
Along the hills and plateaus
This is Tyrnyaus – a small town of miners and winds,
30 km from Elbrus
On top of one mounts there is tungsten molybdenum plant
(marked with blue circle)
From this place, mountains and rocks are getting higher.
This is the climbing rock wall, where competitions take place, near the town
Each family has their own land in the alpine meadows.
Hay is delivered from high areas
by donkeys to the roads
then is transported by trucks
Firstly, we visited our friends, two brothers, in a small village called Elbrus. They became more like relatives for the years. One of them is a hunter; another is a carpenter and an excellent skier, fearless and crazy.
Their farther created wooden sculptures, so their home is like a wonderful box
with scenes from the legends and myths
We went to the mountainside of Cheget (3700m),
a beautiful mount, where we ski in winter
In August it is as crowded as in winter, but with tourists
Many nice hotels
small restaurants, with tasty, ecological food
One of the restaurant owners made a small lake with water flowing from a small creek
You can fish there.
Trout can be cooked for you immediately…
We went to Dongus Orun area,
divided from Cheget by a furious river
This year the weather was so hot,
that Dongus Orun glaciers are melting fast
Crossing the roaring river was sort of extreme experience
Dongus Orun foot area is covered by pine trees with a wonderful smells of sun,
Resin, plants and herbs
tiny pines are growing everywhere
Mushrooms are not growing without rains, so we were rewarded with wild berries
You know, blueberries are very good to your eyes.
You take a berry, and squeeze out its juice into one eye, then into another
1-2 minutes you feel tingling.
Then your vision magically clarifies…
We gathered mineral water for home at another place crowded by tourists
We also admired the top of another mount (blue circle)
where crazy skiers jump from helicopters
We visited people we know and like.
Several years ago we assisted them in business organization. We brought them a dozen pairs skis and snowboards for hire in the winter.
In summer time they sell souvenirs.
And we went home impregnated by health, beauty, pleasure and friendship
Life is so gorgeous!