Mountain range Vachkazhets
Bathing in radon springs
Mountain range Vachkazhets is an ancient volcano that was destroyed thousands years ago by violent eruptions. Since then, the slopes of the mountain turned into a mountain circus, whose peaks are always covered with snow. In one of them there is glacial lake Tahkoloch, from where the river of the same name originates.
The route is simple and suits even an unprepared traveler. The path is immersed in a riot of colors: creeping cedar — from green to brown, gold and pink rhododendrons, red rowan-tree and pale pink spotted lady slipper, all listed in the Red Book. The stone-birch forest changes into alder thickets and goes to mountain tundra.
Vachkazhets is also a geological monument. In fractures of rocks can be found minerals — quartz and opal. Many of the rocks belong to the Paleogene and Neogene periods.
After a busy day we have a rest in the healing radon springs.