No matter how wonderful the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is, it's still just a city. And if you want to see the main attractions of Kamchatka you should leave the urban area and go into the wild.
It takes 3 hours to get to Gorely Volcano from the city by car.
A normal paved road ends after the village of Termalny. The further 50 km stretching along the forest zone (the home of hungry bears) are in terrible condition. Still there are many tourists lounging about and risking their lives.
A beautiful 50-meter waterfall.
By early August, the road to the pass is covered with snow and even the Kamaz have difficulties moving along it, not to mention the pictured minibus.
All passing by drivers are usually friendly and ready to help.
Transmission lines stretch parallel to the road and make it impossible to get lost.
The "Do Not Enter" sign indicates the turn to Gorely.