Sunday Hike at Bogd Khaan, Ulaanbaatar

IMG_1216 Sunday morning at 8:00 seemed awfully early, especially after the lightest-latest night of the Summer Solstice and especially for a person such as myself who hikes only under ideal conditions. But off we went with a group of the husband’s coworkers, right outside Ulaanbaatar. One of the great things about the Mongolian landscape is the beauty so close to the city.IMG_1218 Stunning rock slides, formed by long-ago glaciers, and a spring, with water you can drink. IMG_1220 We reached the ridge after about an hour and half, and it was time to eat! IMG_1222 We were in a flat, open area, with other groups around us. For some reason, Mongolians like to climb up a hill, eat a bunch of food, then do group calisthenics before continuing on. Apparently, it’s a soviet thing.
IMG_1225We continued along the ridge, through woods filled with wildflowers.
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IMG_1234Then the woods opened up to some serious drama.
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IMG_1244On the way down, everyone took photos of each other.
IMG_1247Except me — I collected a big bunch of wild dandelion greens for cooking this week.

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Hike at Bogd Khaan, Ulaanbaatar

  1. Dayna

    Beautiful! Hope the dandelion greens were yummy!

    • Joan and Wally MacDonald

      Hiking is fine with me but the early hour would curb my enthusiasm. The wild flowers are terrific and the rock formations are spectacular. Wouldn’t have wanted to be around when they were forming! Enjoy the dandelion greens.

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