Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

• Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

Lago-Naki - Plateau in the western Caucasus, at an altitude of 2200 meters, the famous alpine meadows.

This place, due to which, first of all, I went to the mountains. It is so beautiful, that no photograph or description can not convey all the power and charm of local nature. You should see yourself, in order to fully enjoy the local scenery and alpine meadows.

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

If in the valleys is hot and all have long faded, then at the height of two kilometers of the plant leaves are just starting to dissolve, and the temperature is only slightly above zero:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

I was lucky and most of the road visibility was excellent:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

In the mountains, the landscape does not look like a spring, and in some early-of autumn:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

At the top of the road began to pick the cloud:

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And I had to go in a continuous fog, damp so that his hand immediately condensed moisture:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

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Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

At the entrance to the plateau itself, the fog began to dissipate rapidly and the surrounding tread road landscape:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

Staying close to the cordon, immediately climbed to the observation deck:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

It offers a great view of the plateau:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

But, unfortunately, it was overcast and walked snegodozhd that spoiled the whole panorama:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

But in just a few minutes from the south appeared a piece of blue sky, which is expanded with incredible speed:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

The plateau is located between Stone Ridge Sea (in the east) and the mountain of the Messiah (in the west). In the south-west to a plateau adjacent Fischt-Oshtensky mountain range. The plateau is composed of a strong, flat-lying strata of reef limestones of Jurassic age. Upper small rivers and streams cut limestone to form a deep narrow canyons with steep cliffs up to 10 m or more. Numerous canyons and stone seas hamper movement on the plateau.

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

Fully sun came out and lit up the surrounding landscape. Plateau began to play their variety of colors:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

View from the lookout:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

to fasten telephoto and began to pick out some fragments of the plateau:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

holes in the ground - karst holes, some are covered with snow and can then be filled with water, creating lakes:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

In the distance grazing horses:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

Snowfields near.

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

Lago-Naki plateau is the source of the river Kurdzhips (and not only). Its tortuous path is immediately visible on the trees which grow along the river:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

That Kurdzhips in the open:

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Unfortunately, the weather was not good for more than 15 minutes. The clouds have gone in the opposite direction, all clouded over again, the temperature dropped to zero and again went snegodozhd:

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is visible in the distance the way back:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus

And at the bottom is warm and green:

Lago-Naki plateau in the Western Caucasus