Day 2. Hard Way or Loosings and Findings.
The next day we waked up in the early morning. While others cooked some breakfest we together with Boris climbed onto one of Canyon's walls to make some pictures. The morning was sunny and we desided to go earlier. And from this very moment our real adventures begun.
In fact, we were planning to go along the known tourist path, descent to the valley and reach next camping site which was about 15 miles from us. But we weren't too lucky that day. The sky quickly was cowered with the clouds, dense fog filled the gorge and we lost our path. We got into the real jungle with the wind-fallen trees and deep snow (as it appeared it remained at the nothern slope below the trees). After all we went out onto the big plateau full of big limestone stones. I had no idea where we are and in addition to this all there wes no any water around. I started even to think about to deploy a camp somewhere here and melt some snow -- just to make some tee. But ...
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You should know also that Crimea is pretty dry place and it is very difficult to find the water suitable for drink and for cooking there. That is why most of tourist trails go from one known spring or well to another one. There are only few relatively full-flowing rivers there (even those you can jump across in the summer). The Jur-Jur waterfall in the Khapkhal gorge is commonly considered to be the most full-flowing in Crimea (see top right picture).
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God had obviously some mercy on us because after the whole day of roving, when we almost given up we suddenly came to the end of that stony plateau and found a really marvelous place. It was a precipice about 100 meters down, but at its very border was a wonderful small green lake. As it appeared later it was just a small pool made by a tiny river. It was also a good plane place to install our camps beside it. At last we were rewarded for the hardness of that day with the wonderful dusk. Unfortunately our best pictures of it were on the slides and I can't show them here as I don't have slide scanner.
Day 3, 4. New Horizon.
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