Photographer's Note

The best way to get into Zhilasu Valley seen in the picture is driving from Kislovodsk (Stavropol Kray) through the village of Kichi-Balik (around 20 km, Karachevo-Cherkessia) and Valley of Narzans tourist centre (extra 20 km, Kabard-Balkariya) to the Emanuel Field (about 70 km from the city) at the foot of Mount Elbrus and near this valley, which is famous for its sources of warm (+22.4C the whole year round) mineral water (Zhilasu means Warm Water) and waterfalls. After Kichi-Balik the road becomes unpaved.

GPS coordinates: 43.449106 Lat, 42.533707 Long, 2532 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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