After spending the night in Ulan-Ude, we piled into Misha’s father’s car and drove 5 hours to Ust-Barguzin. Misha’s cousin Nina was arriving at Ust-Barguzin by bus, so we relaxed for a bit until she arrived.
The first issue began before we hit the trailhead. The road was blocked, and a police officer would not let us pass. Misha asked if there was a problem. “Not yet”, said the officer.
Since we couldn’t drive any further, we unloaded, said our goodbyes to Misha’s father, and the 5 of us began walking. Thankfully there was a stream on the map that we could follow until it intersected the trail in the woods. From there we walked along the valley floor towards our campsite on the ridge.
A short tour of Moscow – Part 1
Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow – Russia – Part 2
Ulan-Ude – Part 3
Trekking Day 1 – Ust-Barguzin – Part 4
Trekking Day 2 – Part 5
Trekking Day 3 – Lake Baikal – Part 6
Rest Day – Part 7
Hiking on the Svyatoy Nos peninsula – Part 8