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Old 06-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #1651
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Dude, unreal photos! I didnt even know that this earth looks like that - it's made me peer closely at kyrgyzstan on the map



I cannot get over this photo in particular. If anyone watches game of thrones - the wall?

bummer about the post, persevere!
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:25 PM   #1652
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Read about Kyrgyzstan in a class last quarter, what an incredible sounding place. Looking forward to going there myself. thanks for the great photo.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #1653
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Great to see you on the raod again! The pics you made are awesome!!
Take care and have fun!

Summer is still on vacation in Austria.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:40 AM   #1654
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That last bunch of pictures are some of the best I've ever seen here..
Fantastic trip, and report. Been with you from the start. .
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:05 AM   #1655
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Soviet bike. No one for 15km in any direction.
This one made my heart sink. Can't imagine the feeling the owner must have had as it sputtered to a stop. So much loneliness...
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #1656
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Awesome pictures!
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #1657
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That last bunch of pictures are some of the best I've ever seen here..
Fantastic trip, and report. Been with you from the start. .
This^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #1658
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Amazing scenery and photos Noah
Glad you are back on the road so we Armchair ADVer's can enjoy your travels !!!
Looking forward to your next updates
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #1659
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I know it has already been posted many times already, but I need to say it as well...... The last set of pictures were absolutely epic!
Ride on!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:01 AM   #1660
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I love the Full Moon Shot with the motocross boots on the mirrors. Engineers are so pragmatic.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #1661
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Whoa! Holy crap!! Amazing pictures Noah. Thanks again!
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #1662
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May 25th and 26th.

May 25 Near Murgab to Langar in Wakhan Valley. 318 km
We woke up and broke down camp. I didn't eat any food but drank lots of water and some tea. I knew I'd be going down in elevation all day. The ride into Murgab was quick. I fueled up at the same station I was at the day before. The attendant was quite surprised to see me. I rode for a while then found a cafe. By this time it was around noon and I was getting quite hungry. I had some nice meat dumplings and conversation with a couple from the UK on push bikes. I have seen way more push bikes then motos. I'm either early or its just easier to fly in and ride pushers. Shortly after I headed on some offroad track in search of good views, hot springs and geysers. The geyser was quite small but I'm glad I found it. It was an excuse to ride some technical stuff. I found a "hot spring" near Yashil Kul but I use the term hot loosely. They were lukewarm at best. If it wasn't so windy I would have taken the chance to bath but I knew a storm was coming. I headed toward the Wakhan valley and climbing the pass I was hit by snow. None was sticking but it was still snow. I soon got my first look at Afghanistan and the Pamir river. There was a quick military checkpoint with no one manning it. A few minutes later I saw a man walking from a barracks about 1 km away. He looked at my passport and shook my hand. I was on my way. I will admit, I was a bit nervous about this part of the world. Especially being so close to Afghanistan. Misha from Russia had told me he did not do the Wakhan Corridor because he was told it was unsafe and I should not do it. I did my own research and decided not to listen to the rumors. I am so glad I didn't. The riding was so amazing. I saw more goat herds than cars by a factor of about 10 to 1. I saw no other foreigners. I never felt in danger. I never ever regretted my decision. For the most part I was 100 to 500 meters above the river. I found a homestay in Langar and after healthy portion of plofe I went to bed.


A couple more that I forgot from the night before.




Ice.






Geyser.


Yashil Kul with rain coming




"hot" springs.




The pass to Wakhan Valley


Probably time for a new front.


Snow.


First view of Afghanistan.


Pamir River.




Afghani bridge. I wasn't sure if it was rock, wood or concrete.










Slightly used.


Huge landslide. Probably 2km across.




I guess they wanted everything but the block and crank.


Farmland Below.


May 26 Langar to Garm Chasma hot springs.198 km
It was raining in the morning but I was on the road by 10:00 after catching up on some journal entries. Unlike the previous day I was riding along the river in and out of pockets of population. The traffic was still nonexistent. The people are so nice. Children wave when they see you a mile away. Men wave when you wave to them with a huge smile on their face. Woman wave if they are outside of town. Otherwise they make eye contact, smile and blush. You share a moment for a split second and you know nothing and everything about that person. I continued on the Garm Chasma and found a hotel. It was 30 sumis for a simple room, about $7. The hot springs is "modern" meaning it flows into 2 pools. One for men and one for woman. I relaxed the large pool for about a half hour with 10 or so other naked dudes.


wet rocks to start the day.


The dune sand covered the road. The rain made it fun to ride. Each turn had small berms.


Buying fuel. It was 92. They put it in the bucket to measure.


Old fort.




Fences made from plants with spikes. Seems to work well.








Anywhere that is irrigated is lush green




Hard to see the volleyball net, but it is very popular.





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Old 06-07-2013, 01:49 PM   #1663
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Thanks for all the love guys. The Pamir Highway should be on everyone's bucket list.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #1664
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awesome pics, definitely a different view of that region of the world compared to what I saw on my deployment.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #1665
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Another reason to travel

When I started the trip I weighed in at about 205 lbs (93kg). Today I stepped on a scale for the first time in many months. I was just under 175 lbs (79kg). I don't think I've been this weight since high school. I bet if I shave the beard I'll be at 170
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