A Trek Across Baikal

The Angara is the only river that flows from Lake Baikal. Over three hundred flow in! Due to her currents, no matter how cold it be, the Angara does not freeze over for some way down river.

The Angara is the only river that flows from Lake Baikal. Over three hundred flow in! Due to her currents, no matter how cold it be, the Angara does not freeze over for some way down river.

Next week I will be attending a mens conference on Lake Baikal. After several days of manly camaraderie, we are going to cross from the East side of Baikal to the island of Olkhon on the West (Irkutsk) side. I am really looking forward to this, although it may be extremely windy and yes, . . . cold. It will take most of a day to cross. (And another to cross back!) I am hoping for pristine skies, multicolored sunrises and sunsets, and a billion stars in black velvet at night. I’ll share the adventure when I return. Prayers for the safety of all participants are gladly accepted and kindly requested.

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This will be our view as we make toward the Island of Olkhon. I have crossed Baikal on skis twice. The mountains seem to keep moving further into the distance even as you draw nearer.

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4 thoughts on “A Trek Across Baikal

  1. Very much appreciate the “posts”! Keep them coming, as you have time to do so!! Praying all goes very well regarding this “Trek Across Baikal. . . . dmg

  2. Wonderful! Crossing just the tippity tip of Baikal was one of my favorite skiing experiences… even though we missed the last electrichka home! I think it’s the best season for Baikal, when the ice hasn’t melted and the sun is so strong! Enjoy the glory.

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