Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The River Катун

A few weeks ago I had the chance to go rafting down the Катун (Katoon) river. The Катун is in the Altai, a mountainous region on the Russian-Mongolian border. Leaving from Манжерок (Manjerok), we headed up stream a few hours. Purple, lilac-like flowers were in bloom across the hills, creating a beautiful landscape.
Igor and I put together a Catamaran raft and pushed off into the water. Like any other raft, this type was almost impossible to flip, and afforded us amazing views while floating along through the rapids. The rapids themselves were a lot of fun - mostly long, large wave trains.





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