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"Pokatushki" on r. "Curve", September, 22-24, 2000.

"Bezdorozhnaja" the part of a route has made about 50 kms.
General extent of a route has made about 400 kms.
Time of passage "bezdorozhnoj" parts of a route - about 16 hours.

Automobiles participated:
  • Toyota Land Cruiser BJ-60, 1982 - further - "Wanderer"
  • Toyota Land Cruiser BJ71, 1987 - further - "Bear"
  • MMC Pajero, 1994 - further - "Padzhero"
  • Toyota Blizzard - further - "Kid"
  • Korando - further - "Pencil"

As the abundance of fords is possible to note the basic feature of a route, depth up to 1.2 m. "Chesspiece" "pokatushek" was, that from 4 (and then and 5) participating machines only one could be named concerning prepared to overcoming fords. Nevertheless, " nobody has sunk ". Probably, the God dzhipperov has forgiven us - " on first time ".

A place of the beginning of impassability reached two groups on two machines. As have each other found in full darkness - till now not clearly. So were happy, that were not kept from overindulgence with fal'shveerom.

Having started from a place of spending the night at 10 o'clock in the morning next day, at once have collided(faced) the first ford - fine, wide and photogenic.

After that there was a mud site, with deep kolejami.

Just in this place we have met with dzhipperami from the Find, on "Korando" ("Pencil" which knew well enough area of the river "Curve" (well this area anybody, probably, does not know - the river constantly changes a channel).

In a place of the following, maximal (as it was then found out) ford water "Kruzeru" on 33-rd rubber ("Wanderer" reached a cover of a cowl.

Nahodchane the first have shown a way of overcoming of ford "back to front".

71 - j "Bear", having overlooked to include a mode "4ơ4" has vigorously reached to middle of the river where has safely got stuck. To the aid the automobile about the same weights - "Padzhero" at once was sent, having taken advantage of reception "back to front". In the meantime the crew of "Bear" courageously struggled for survivability of a vessel, being evacuated through "zapasnyj" an output(exit) for inclusion of a mode "4ơ4" and for an institution "shkvorki" to "Padzhero".

"Kid" has passed the given site effectively, but without adventures.

Further there were any more very terrible fords which were overcome quickly and cheerfully.

Sometimes from the party(side) it even reminded vodnomotornyj sports.

Remembering manuals of crew of "Pencil", tried to keep about the main reference point - lines LEP. Certainly, not always it turned out.

The "Pencil" following ahead with a significant separation, eventually it was possible to catch up - the truth only after they have lost a forward drive.

Soon after that "Wanderer" has lost a forward drive also - has taken off krestovina from forward kardana, which after that only and remained how to tie up verevochkoj.

After short rest, hours in 18 "have again started moving". Almost at once have reached ford through already completely not big, but, nevertheless, still spiteful "Curve". Has not costed and without "manual" work - in "track" some boulders have hidden.

In some minutes after that ford of participants of automobile race has involved a smell of solar oil, strujka which by thickness in a pencil and it was found out on road. Originally "sinned" on "Bear", but it was then found out, that it was the "Pencil", the petrol tank which has punched to just on those stones which we "raked" from road.

In the meantime " the sun tended to a decline " … Having decided to go for a drive not only in polnoprivodnom, but also in a round-the-clock mode, the caravan has spread to pass … it Is a pity, that anybody and has not pressed that night the soiled finger the button of the camera to embody group strangly - excited people, in full darkness pushing 2 "vedovogo" three-ton "Wanderer" through the next mud bath … Probably, in the afternoon on pass beautifully, but to us this time except for headlights and stars so anything to make out it was not possible.

After the pass "Straw" was overcome also a surface to the touch began more - less equal, having forced rechku, have risen camp. Poutru it was found out, that " the most terrible dirty " above which we "fought" before rechkoj on the eve during poluchasa, had quite decent detour…

After breakfast were set further - on a field with pools of the most different depths, the sizes and kolichesva dirties. On road by us was accepted (the truth, in absentia ) in club " rod " the local tractor operator. It(he) of meters 100 has not reached to pass (already topped with a tomb, by the way) on abrupt road with a terrible lateral roll. And, probably, would reach - yes kartofelekopalka, probably, has brought … Having pasted on poverzhennogo " the friend on impassability " a firm label, were not kept - were photographed for memory. (By the way, we have met the tractor operator not long before it. It(he) was quite alive, and even is healthy.)

All site from the river up to surburbs with. " The Gold Valley " in not urgent rate of hour for 2.

It is necessary to notice, what we have a little deviated the planned route - on pass "Straw" we have turned not on the left how it planned, and to the right … I now think - can be, zrja?

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