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Valley Lineysky columns.

Excursion trip to West Altai reserve.

«Every creature lives in a state of war by nature»

Jonathan Swift.

Special excursion in Kazakhstan.

At the western part of the Koksu ridge and east part of the Ivanovo ridge, to the south of border of the Narym ridge with the ridge Holzun the unique geoarchitectural complex of granite sculptures the natural boundary Lineysky columns is located.
In the natural boundary were grouped the unusual stack forms, similar to recognizable fantastic animals and people. Sources of the Altai taiga river Belaya Ulba closely is from the West to the natural boundary Lineysky columns, in east part border of the natural boundary are river Barsuk sources.
The natural boundary Lineysky columns represents steep slope, the smoothed massif formed by the Perm intrusions of granites and granitoids. The natural boundary Lineysky columns is in the territory of the central part of West Altai Nature Reserve and are located in the administrative territory of the city of Ridder.
The complex represents concentration on small, about 16 square kilometers of the area, around top the Fairy tale of 2 179,4 meters above sea level, the granite stack of a bizzare sculptural shape reaching height from 12 to 35 meters.
In the central part of the natural boundary there are highest rocky stack on 35 meters. It is the most unique and attractive a natural sight of West Altai Nature Reserve and all Kazakhstan Altai, widely known it is far outside Kazakhstan.
Natural boundary extent from the North on the South 2 kilometers 500 meters and from the East on the West the natural boundary was stretched on 3 kilometers. The area the natural boundary Lineysky columns makes 750 hectares.
Natural boundary slopes from South side grow at cedar and fir forests. Are widely presented the rare wood having Siberian dwarf pine the form. Lineysky columns are included in natural sights of the reserve and demand the environmental protection having special ecological, scientific, cultural and informative value.
Except stack, the complex of Beloubinsky lakes including the most beautiful lake - Cedar is located here, vegetable complexes, characteristic of the Western Altai, are widely presented. Here, in an intermountain hollow, the biggest watershed moor Gulbiche in the Western Altai - the place of summer dwelling of hoofed animals - roes, a Red deer (Cervus elaphus), an European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) is located. Here too it is possible to meet a brown bear or rare birds.

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Authority:
Alexander Petrov, N. P. Bastanogova, L. N. Vinokurova.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.