Aylagush River


The Aylagush River is a left tributary of the Kadrin River. Unlike many other rivers it has a wide valley where you can travel by walking, driving a jeep or riding a horse. The river itself is not too deep, it can be forded almost everywhere. In summer Altaian people are fully engaged in farm activities here: they make hay and graze their cattle. As it is almost impossible to carry the hay away from the valley local cattle farmers spend winter here in small wooden huts called zimniki with attached stock pens. If you can see grazing cows, it means that in the nearest ail (a name of a traditional Altai house) you can buy milk, the Altai smoked cheese (it differs a lot from what we call cheese) and even arachka – a local alcohol drink made from sour milk.
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