Sunday, January 15, 2012


Hello my friends,
now it`s time to climb a mountain: SAYAN MOUNTAIN in Siberia.
SAYAN MOUNTAIN PHOTO DISC (please click here to buy).
The Sayan Mountains are a mountain range between northwestern Mongolia and southern Siberia, Russia.The Eastern Sayan extends 1,000 km (621 mi) from the Yenisei River at 92° E to the southwest end of Lake Baikal at 106° E. The Western Sayan forms the eastern continuation of the Altay Mountains, stretching for 500 km (311 mi) from 89° E to the middle of the Eastern Sayan at 96° E. The Sayan Mountains' towering peaks and cool lakes southwest of Tuva give rise to the tributaries that merge to become one of Siberia's major rivers, the Yenisei River, which flows north over 2000 miles to the Arctic Ocean. This is a protected and isolated area, having been kept closed by the Soviet Union since 1944.
While the general elevation is 2000 to 2,700 m (8,858 ft), granites and metamorphic slates reach altitudes of over 3,000 m (9,843 ft), with the highest being Mönkh Saridag at 3,492 m (11,457 ft). The principal mountain passes lie 1800 to 2,300 m (7,546 ft) above the sea, for example Muztagh pass at 2,280 m (7,480 ft), Mongol pass at 1,980 m (6,496 ft), Tenghyz pass at 2,280 m (7,480 ft) and Obo-sarym pass at 1,860 m (6,102 ft).
At 92°E the system (the Western Sayan) is pierced by the Ulug-Khem or Upper Yenisei River, and at 106°, at its eastern extremity, it terminates above the depression of the Selenga-Orkhon Valley. From the Mongolian plateau the ascent is on the whole gentle, but from the plains of Siberia it is much steeper, despite the fact that the range is masked by a broad belt of subsidiary ranges of an Alpine character, e.g. the Usinsk, Oya, Tunka and Kitoi ranges.
Between the breach of the Yenisei and Lake Khövsgöl at 100° 30' E. the system bears also the name of Yerghik-taiga. The flora is on the whole poor, although the higher regions carry good forests of larch, pine, juniper, birch, and alder, with rhododendrons and species of Berberis and Ribes. Lichens and mosses clothe many of the boulders that are scattered over the upper slopes.

To the sea!!!

Today, we are off to the sea!! The wonderful sea!!

The history buff might like this wonderful USS Coral Sea CV-43 Hat Pin - #14968 from AKelly110.

Or how about the story itself? RJSales has this wonderful Second World War at Sea: Coral Sea and others, too!

How about this gorgeous Necklace Sea Foam Beaded Necklace from Zannesbazaar? She has beautiful pieces she has created!!

And if you want to travel on the sea, how about this 2007 Sea Swirl Walkaround Powerboat 

And just in case you fall off and hurt yourself, get this Boo Boo Rice Bags Colors of the Sea Sore Muscles Aches Pains #70 from American_Hippie to ease those owies!!

Okay, there is the tour!! There are so many more offers out there on!! Check it out and if this isn't what you are looking for, we'd love to have you come over and browse through our store, KornKountryTreasures!!

Thank you!!