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Powerful Lena

The Lena Pillars on the Lena River in Russia.

More from Yakutia: the Lena Pillars of the mighty Lena river. Look at any map of Russia and you can see the Lena. She is powerful.

I had been wanting to visit these banks ever since I started looking at maps and planning canoe trips.

In the end, I arrived in a van that Yakutians call a loaf of bread. The river was just beginning to freeze. We met a trapper and visited him (and a dead marten) for tea.

Photo Eric Guth

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