Mount Turkey - rock, if of unearthly origin

My friend and I were going on a hike for a week somewhere in the mountains of the Caucasus, but the time was chosen poorly - the rain did not stop. These days we spent wonderful with our friends Russian-Turkish familybut I still wanted at least something relatedwith mountains, bonfire and tents. Then it was decided to conquer Mount Turkey! This is not Everest, of course, but only 859 meters, but I was going to get there for a long time, but all the time something hindered.

By the way, I had a wide angle with melens. I'll tell you something! After 24-105 mm there was a feeling that the blinders were removed from my eyes, and finally I can see the world in full. In addition, with him, I began to try to shoot the starry sky and the first results make me incredibly pleased.

Mount Turkey

In 2010 we went with a friend to Mount Two Brothers, and the next day was supposed to be a turkey, but Isuddenly came down with a fever. A year later, we were determined to drive to its foot, and could not get out of the car, as the rain was walled. And finally, the third attempt was a success, and the weather was lucky, and the company.

Village Turkey

Village Turkey

Not every tunnel can be reached by car.

Not every tunnel can be reached by car.

Without thinking, we ended up in the village of Turkey,left the car with local residents and went upstairs. We were told that ascent usually takes only a couple of hours, but we didn’t know where to go, so we chose the longest option, though the most logical, as a result, in our opinion. We were surprised that on our way we did not meet any of the tourists. If it were not for the dirt knee-deep from the cars on which workers are driving, laying the power line, everything would be great, and I would recommend this particular road for lifting. Of course, we made an attempt to cut the path, since the mountain of Turkey Turkey constantly looms before our eyes, and it’s more or less clear where to go without a map, but weeds didn’t let us go, we had to return to the usual road.

The hotel is a good business

The hotel is a good business

Knee deep in the mud

Knee deep in the mud

After the rains the road was washed away.

After the rains the road was washed away.

Construction of a new power line

Construction of a new power line

Natural electric landscapes

Natural electric landscapes

As a result, we did not reach the Turkey on the first day.and spent the night near the mast of power lines, right under the wires. Only there we were able to find a little penny for the tent, for everything around was overgrown with weeds. But I managed to make a couple of photos of the starry sky!

The first experiments on shooting the starry sky

The first experiments on shooting the starry sky

The first experiments on shooting the starry sky

The first experiments on shooting the starry sky

The next day, the path to Mount Turkey wasfound and we climbed all the day on two tops, enjoyed the views and ate chestnuts, which are very convenient to lift from the ground when you climb somewhere up. By the way, there were three vershinok, Turkey, Turkey and Turkey, but the most interesting one. On the same day, we were to meet with Maxim, about whom I wrote in a previous article (Tuapse, life history and Adzhar-style khachapuri). However, we climbed around the neighborhood until the evening, passing a millimeter apart (we later learned this by checking trajectories), and only good people reunited us.

Stone sea

Stone sea

Near the stone sea

Near the stone sea

This tree still lives

This tree still lives

Fun track on the ridge

Fun track on the ridge

View from Idyushka

View from Idyushka

Climb up

Climb up

Mount Turkey

Mount Turkey

Fallen from trophymen

Fallen from trophymen

g.Indyshonok

g.Indyshonok

Towards the wind

Towards the wind

We go in the direction of Andyuk

We go in the direction of Andyuk

We go in the direction of Andyuk

We go in the direction of Andyuk

Around the riot of colors

Around the riot of colors

Near Indyuk

Near Indyuk

Mount Turkey

Mount Turkey

Broken sign

Broken sign

Taste chestnuts

Taste chestnuts

I do not know why the mountain Turkey did not let me tomyself so much time, and then made all sorts of jokes. Personally, she did not seem ordinary and soulless kamenyuku. She, as a living, with its own atmosphere, energy, mood. And she has some strange shapes! Dimpled rocks, in places smooth and covered with a layer of green moss, with animal roars and trays. Straight unearthly civilizations tried, flew on his spaceship and abandoned him, he was petrified and overgrown with trees. It is clear that everything can be explained by wind, water and the sun. Or the fact that this is an underwater volcano of the former Tethys ocean, but you want to believe in a fairy tale, right? By the way, I immediately became associated with stone remnants in Cappadocia (Turkey), he is still a brain removal.

Scala Cheese

Scala Cheese

Scala Cheese

Scala Cheese

Climbers track

Climbers track

Someone big tried to saw off a piece

Someone big tried to saw off a piece

Climb over the rocks of Turkey

Climb over the rocks of Turkey

Climb over the rocks of Turkey

Climb over the rocks of Turkey

Muzzle of some animal

Muzzle of some animal

At the very top

At the very top

Ek tree raskoryachilo

Ek tree raskoryachilo

You can sit and watch for hours

You can sit and watch for hours

Indyuk - rocks

Indyuk - rocks

Some places are pinkish

Some places are pinkish

Starry Sky from Turkey

Starry Sky from Turkey

And in the morning nature gave us a gift - weturned out to be above the clouds. The white shroud fell and gently enveloped almost all the slopes, leaving only the black tops of the mountains. A sight from which it is difficult to look away. Well, is it even worth living for this?

In the morning we were shrouded in a gentle white veil.

In the morning we were shrouded in a gentle white veil.

We were above the clouds

We were above the clouds

Looks like an impregnable fortress from the movie

Looks like an impregnable fortress from the movie

How to get

Our route will not tell, hardly anyonego, there is a shorter way. First of all, you need to get to the railway bridge line Tuapse-Belorechensk, which is located at the end of the village of Turkey, if you go from Tuapse. This is an old bridge, in the form of a narrow arch, through which the road passes. On account of the second, and the first - modern. Here, by the way, you can leave the car. From there goes up the trail, on which only up and up. There will be turns, but in azimuth it will be clear where to turn. A small segment of the path will need to go along the power line, literally 300 meters, cross it, and up again.

How to get to this bridge. With the car, everything is clear, but if you go by train, you will need to go on platforms 1744 km (Tuapse-Hot Key branch), Turkey-K (Tuapse-Belorechensk branch), 1860 km (Tuapse-Hot Key and Tuapse-Belorechensk branch). It is only necessary to look in advance the timetables, what and where and when it arrives, and whether there are any such stops. You can go to the next stations, but then you have to walk well still.

You can also take buses by Tuapse-Terziyan and Tuapse-Shaumyan, you must get off after the old railway bridge.

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