It is widely known that Baikal is not a place for roads. It is a wild and impressive area and travelling by car is not popular there. However, in 1975 here was laid a road, but when it was finished, it turned out that people didn’t need it much. So, nature seized it soon and the road turned into a destination and became a legend. Bratsk hydropower plant
Ust-Kut is a place where all the routes of haulers are over.
Going further, to the clouds
A bridge of the Baikal-Amur Mainline was abandoned, it still looks good despite 8-9 points seismic activity
The hardest part of the way – the Sramnaya river
Signs of the winter road are still untouched. Surreal view!
The Svetlaya river – calm and clean
Stone path on the way
So much space at last!
Fall in full play
Bridges are found even in taiga
Larch houses are used by hunters and fishermen in bad weather
Small lakes get probably frozen in cold winter
Here remained the only stud
The pass 1500m high
The Barguzin river
Another valley, and it’s a reserve – bears, Manchurian deers, gluttons, they say animals are scared here.
The last winter hut
The last Barguzin ford
The Barguzin valley
Even Buddhist temples…
Baikal with its stunning, beautiful places