The next stage of trip is the flight to the Valley of Geysers, the most famous
area of Kamchatka. We all remember that in the summer of 2007 (July, I think)
the Valley of Geysers suffered of landslide. The landslide blocked the river,
which then flooded the most interesting bunch of geysers.
I'm flying to the Valley two months later. We waited good weather for a long
time (3-4 days in late August, while I was sitting in Petropavlovsk, and a few
days after a trip to the volcanoes).
I just got lucky by pure chance, I took the best space in the helicopter. The
helicopter has 6 windows on each side, and only two of them may be opened. And I
sat down at the last window that can be opened! Therefore, I made wonderful
pictures. Helicopter on the way to the Valley of Geysers makes circle above
erupting Karymsky, flight around volcano Semyachik with insanely beautiful
alkaline crater lakes, and on the way back landing in the caldera of Uzon
Kamchatka from helicopter - the Karymskoye lake:
The Karymskiy volcano and Karymskoe lake
There is volcano Small Semyachik with very beautiful turquoise lake in the
They say that the steel braided rope section of 40 mm dissolved in the lake
water for 10 minutes.
And here is the Valley of Geysers, view of the "stained glass". Many geysers
gush out of the wall, intermittently.
The Valley of Geysers
The caldera of Uzon volcano:
Another interesting thing: small mud volcanoes, also in Uzon:
On the way back, we flew past Karymsky volcano again. Super - ash eruptions
began. Very noticeable that the "smoke" from a volcano become a dark gray
instead of white as in the previous photo.
The ash eruptions of Karymsky volcano
And of course, a description of the trip to Kamchatka, would not be complete
This is evrazhka - a local resident.
Evrazhka ate a lot of cookies, and his cheeks lay on the shoulders. These are
good animals, they are not afraid of people and eat cookies from the hands.
Tailed, quick, funny: