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Kamchatka, Raduga River - part 1

In September 2011 my friend Andrey Volchenko & I have decided to go to the Raduga River. First we went by car to Ust-Kamchatsk. The main road of the Kamchatka Peninsula goes west and north to Milkovo (300 km), Klyuchi (570 km), and Ust-Kamchatsk (740 km). Ust-Kamchatsk is a town and port in the mouth of the Kamchatka River which is the biggest at the peninsula.

Alt-Kamchatka-roads-map Kamchatka Road Map

In the wide flat valley of the Kamchatka River the dirt road between Milkovo and Klyuchi is made of volcanic ash.
Alt-kamchatka road milkovo klyuchi

On the way to Ust-Kamchatks the road is four times crossing the Kamchatka River (2 bridges and 2 ferries). Here you see the upper (southern) ferry.
Alt-kamchatka river ferry

The bridge across the Kamchatka River is under construction
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Kamchatka River is not very swift; it has deep quiet pools and sandy banks. This is a side-channel (less than 1/4 of the river). Alt-kamchatka river

From the road Milkovo-Klyuchi one can see the volcanoes of the "Klyuchevskaya" group: Dalnyaya Ploskaya Sopka (left, 3943 m), Klyuchevskaya Sopka (middle, 4700 m), and Kamen' (right, 4575 m). The area is covered with the ash of the Tolbachik volcano eruption. Alt-volcanoes of kamchatka

Extinct volcano Kharchinskaya Sopka from the road Klyuchi - Ust-Kamchatsk. Alt-Kamchatka-kharcinskaya sopka

Shiveluch volcano from the road.
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Fresh mud flow (torrent) from the Shiveluch volcano. When active this torrent is often threatening to cut the road to Ust-Kamchatsk.
Alt-Shiveluch volcano

Old part of the Ust-Kamchatsk Alt-Ust-Kamchatsk

New part of the Ust-Kamchatsk, constructed close to the Nerpichie Lake.

Church in the Ust-Kamchatsk Alt-ust-kamchatsk-church

To be continued..