Tag Archives: Yusufeli

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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It’s too late for the Çoruh

A slow, rotten death that I had the opportunity to experience firsthand.  A mistake and disaster on the scale of Glen Canyon.  It’s over 200km from Muratlı to İspir and just about all of it is or will be flooded.  … 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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Artvin’s worth the effort!

Turks like to travel, and many have travelled a lot in their own country.  When I ask about their favourite place to visit, their eyes light up, they smile, and they start gushing about Artvin. Before we could get to … Continue reading

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