Janterek colorful beauty
Janterek, Jaaterek. алт. Jaan – big, senior, respectable; terek— poplar) — big poplar
- The river flowing from the Kuray Range
- The peak of the Kuray Range is 3402 m.
- On the map of the General Staff of the USSR Ministry of Defense m45-17
As it often happens in the Altai, and not only here, one and the same name can be worn at once by a river, valley, peak, and a group of ridges. That is why in this case Yanterek is both a river and a summit.
Judging by the name, the river was first named so and indeed in its middle and lower reaches the valley of the river is a picturesque poplar grove with a dry riverbed in the middle.
But quite another thing is in the upper reaches of the river and on the top of Yanterek, where not a single tree can be found.
Well, that is another story. And we suggest you revealing it…