We spent the night at the Gun Galuut Nature Preserve, about 2 1/2 hours southeast of Ulaan Bataar. There was excellent horse back riding, a hike to view Argali sheep, and great opportunities for photography of sheep, goats, horses and demoiselle cranes. I also got in a great 6 mile run that turned into an 8 mile run when I got lost and was chased by dogs. That was pretty exciting.
On the way back, we stopped at the Chinggis Kaan monument which is very impressive. Photos and video were shot with the iPhone 4 which does a stunning job as far as I'm concerned. (If you can figure out why the horses are nodding, add your guess to the comments below.)
Alas, no yaks sited. I'm beginning to think I should have bought the goatwhisperer site from Sequoia instead. But after the expensive logo redesign and branding efforts, I'm not sure it would make sense to change things now. Goddamned Kleiner Perkins. No wonder the site never took off.
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