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May Day bike ride 2012. The road through the pass

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A: Round Mountain. Belokurikha

by Ganin Alexandr, 17.7 km away

Round Mountain (827 meters) - one of the most beautiful peaks in the vicinity of Belokurikha. The way...

Round Mountain. Belokurikha

B: Four Brothers rock. Belokurikha

by Ganin Alexandr, 18.3 km away

Rock is a vertical stone pillars 30 feet high, closely knit by their sides. Each of something does no...

Four Brothers rock. Belokurikha

C: May day bike ride 2012. Second camp PAP

by Ganin Alexandr, 19.3 km away

May day bike ride 2012. Second camp PAP

D: Sunny meadow. Belokurikha

by Ganin Alexandr, 19.7 km away

Sunny meadow is a treeless area on the road to the Round mountain. It's very beautiful, but it's hard...

Sunny meadow. Belokurikha

E: Belokurikha-river

by Maxim Nasekin, 20.1 km away

near Belokurikha resort, on way to the Mill

Belokurikha-river

F: Riverhead of Belokurikha

by Ganin Alexandr, 20.5 km away

Belokuriha River flows through all the eponymous city. Although she is small, but it is good for fish...

Riverhead of Belokurikha

G: May day bike ride 2012. Second day

by Ganin Alexandr, 21.0 km away

May day bike ride 2012. Second day

H: May day bike ride 2012. Second day

by Ganin Alexandr, 21.0 km away

May day bike ride 2012. Second day

I: Belokurikha view from the top of chair lift

by Ganin Alexandr, 21.1 km away

Belokurikha view from the top of chair lift

J: May day bike ride 2012. Second day

by Ganin Alexandr, 21.4 km away

May day bike ride 2012. Second day

This panorama was taken in Altai Krai, Russia

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Text by Steve Smith.

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