SHAMSHY Pass alone, from south to north
Part 1 read here
Throughout my life in the Chu Valley I have wondered what is beyond those mountains. From the highlands of the Karakol Pass to the upper foothills of the Kochkor valley, the Karakol river valley, small in size, but long, stretches of summer pastures, which I found surprisingly picturesque and relatively untouched.
Midnight is a good time to stop and tell yourself "I've done a great job, it's time to have a good rest". Especially since I was preparing myself for a nighttime solo ride this long trek down the valley before midnight would be a pretty good nighttime practic. Without much thought, I moved on. At this point, having made sure that Lael and Rue were not waiting for me down in the valley, my journey "officially" changed from a group trip to a solo one.