DAY 3. CONES OF THE NORTHERN BREAK AND HIKING THROUGH THE "DEAD FOREST".
Start for the cones of the Northern break, formed as the result of BFTE (lasted more than a year from July 6, 1975, to December 10, 1976). The result of that eruption was the appearance of new cones up to 300 m., and the lava streams covered the area of 40 sq.km.
The Northern break – it is quite a high cone preserved volcanic activity. The Northern break – is a quite high cone of volcanic activity. When the weather is good, from that point you may enjoy a wonderful view of Ploskiy and Ostry Tolbachik, the Klyuchevskaya hill volcano, and the Bezymyanniy (Unnamed) volcano. The surface of the cone is still warm and if you put a stick or a piece of paper in the crack, they will be set on fire.
After a hike around the cones of the Northern break, you will have lunch. Going by bus-truck to the Star cone and you'll have a walk along the "dead forest". During BFTE, clouds of hot ash covered the nearby forest destroying all alive.
The firmest trees, despite the fact that they were covered with hot ash and burnt to the core, are still standing as a silent monument of the destroying disaster. The forest is slowly recovering but even now, you may feel the sulfur smell and the ground is covered with a thick layer of ash and slag.
If you are not tired from the hike, we will offer a trip to the nearest cone with amazing views: on the left side you will be able to see the green stripe of forest and on the right a huge part of the burnt forest that appeared in the result of the eruption.
Return to the camp. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.