We started on July 18, 2019 at about 3:00 pm, myself, Lael, and Rugilee, who was supposed to be photographing Lael's journey through Kyrgyzstan. Our route was to the gorge, along the canal through the villages of Kara-Zhygach, Lower Seraphimovka, Yurievka, Rotfront. Along the way we stopped three times for a long rest, of which two times at the stores to replenish supplies.
The girls did not really want to move in the dark, so we planned to spend the night at sunset, in the place where we would be at that hour.
Having a standard set of bags, the girls surprised me with how much liquid and provisions they could hold, including fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.