Sasha surveys the stream, trying to determine the best way to cross. This is one of Kamchatka's so-called "dry-rivers"; they get their name from the fact that they carry water for only a few weeks in the late spring, during the time of maximum snow melt. The amount of water carried can be enormous; in this stream, it was enough to knock out the bridge (the remnants of which are seen to the right of the photograph), forcing us to cross it in our UAZ.