Beshtau Eagle Rock
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Panoramic photo by Dmitry Valkov Taken 16:20, 03/01/2014 (GST +0400) - Views loading...

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Beshtau Eagle Rock

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Eagle Rock are on the south-western slope of Mount Beshtau. So named because the part of one of the Lesser Beshtau rocks resembles the contour of an eagle. The remaining cliffs form some semblance of the castle walls. Get close there is quite difficult because the association with military fortification.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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