The day is difficult, but when else can you visit the "hell". So, our tourist called the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano.
The volcano is the proud owner of the most powerful in Kamchatka and, possibly, in the world of fumarole fields. This was one of the reasons that at the foot of the volcano, the largest at the moment geothermal energy facilities - Verkhne-Mutnovskaya GeoES and Mutnovskaya GeoES were built. So that the volcano is a true friend of the locals, supplying homes with electricity and heat. If you pass from the GeoPP through a ravine with steep walls, then you will find Dachny sources - several heated grounds, from which steam streams break out, steam boilers bubble. At the bottom, on the ledge of the right-bank slope, a large boiler boils, from which strong jets of steam are pulled out. Slightly upstream, almost in the mainstream, beats a powerful steam-and-water fountain. Everyone can visit the Summer Springs, because the road in summer is accessible to any transport,
For those who wish, there will be a walking tour to the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano. The path passes in the immediate vicinity of volcanic emissions, powerful sulfur vapors and ammonia. Therefore, this is the most difficult place for tourists to pass one by one, accompanied by a guide, with extreme caution.
To get to the crater, it is enough just to go in a spiral-traverse to the crater building fault. Here everything boils, smokes and gurgles. Fumaroles are clearly visible, the outlets of which are framed by volcanic sulfur. Some of them are observed sulfur domes up to 2.5 m in height and up to 5 m in diameter.
At the entrance to the crater, on an elevation and away from the fumarolic fields, you will have time to have a snack and get some rest.
Closer to the Vulkanaya River, which cuts the crater bottom, forms a powerful 80-meter waterfall, and below forms a deep canyon - the Dangerous ravine, water and mud pots are noted and the formation of marcasite, sulfur, etc. minerals is noted. and ranks with other post-volcanic manifestations of the world.
And although the river is fed by glaciers that are intensively melting in summer, it contains sulfurous and sulfuric acids, which give the water a muddy, grayish-yellow color and a bitter taste. The concentration of aggressive chemicals is such that p. The muddy, into which Vulkannaya empties, to the ocean itself becomes lifeless.
The canyon and the waterfall give the volcano a unique aesthetic value and, along with other criteria, place it among the world's nature monuments. A powerful glacier descends from the eastern crater down to the river, forming fantastic fantastic figures while melting.
Journey to the crater of the volcano will require the entire daylight hours. Get back to base you're late.