Tag Archives: Yaylalar

Five winter days in Kaçkar with İsmet and the Bulgarians

Training for Nepal, part two. I wanted to call this post “skiing in Kaçkar”, and, well, the week started with skiing, but it didn’t end with skiing. I took an overnight bus from Niğde to Erzurum, went straight to the … Continue reading

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Skiing the Kaçkar again

Even though Peter didn’t come on this trip, I have to thank him for making my ski trip happen this year.  Peter initiated an e-mail discussion about potentially skiing together, and that’s what got me thinking about skiing in the … Continue reading

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A few historic sites between Yusufeli and Van

The trip with Peter, Amy, Scott, and Stephanie was essentially a ski trip.  However, one of the reasons I love touring in Turkey is you practically trip over history everywhere you go.  I’m still not tired of this, and thankfully … Continue reading

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Skiing the Kaçkar

Five fantastic days of skiing from Olgunlar.  One of the days (the third day) was one of the best skiing days ever.  The fifth day wasn’t bad either. My first visit to the Kaçkar was with Sage in July 2012.  … Continue reading

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Trekking and biking the high Kaçkar

From Yusufeli it was a 3300m climb to Kaçkar Dağı Summit, the highest peak in the Eastern Black Sea Mountains (Doğu Karadeniz Dağları).  From rice paddies to snow and ice.  Sage and I took four days.  We biked up to … Continue reading

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