Monthly Archives: September 2009

YAK BUTTER, YAK CHEESE, YAK MEAT

Anyway, back to my fantastic experience. Today I was visiting a

famous site around Yushu, a mountain absolutely covered with prayer

flags, no exaggeration. I had a good half day of hiking. I picked a

hill nearby, which in any other country would be a mountain, and hiked

it. I ran into a herd of wild goats and yaks who were roaming the hill

together. There were vultures flying above my head and little rodents

running past my feet. Yushu is at about 3700 meters, so I think that

the hill must have been at least 4200 meters, maybe more. The views

were spectacular. Almost everything here is above tree line. Continue reading

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