Photographer's Note

As a note I would like to offer my translation of the text of the poster at the entrance to canyon of Guama (please see the additional image):

"Guama’s canyon

to the unique natural monument!
The canyon "cuts through" Guama mountain range
from North-West to South-East. The length of
Guama’s canyon is approximately 3300 meters; and the level
difference between the canyon inlet and its outlet
is around 80 meters. In the middle part
of the canyon from the uppermost point of the range to the water level of
the Kurdzhips River, which flows along of the canyon bottom,
is more than 400 meters. In the narrowest place
the distance between the rocks is only 2 meters.
In 1934 along of Guama’s canyon
a narrow-gage railroad has been built. It connects
two remote settlements,
village of Mezmay and hamlet of Guamka.

Dear visitors! For Your safety
we ask for keeping the rules of behavior
in Guama’s canyon, according to which IT IS PROHIBITED:
• being in the canyon without a safety helmet and insurance
covered you in any accident (Order of the chief of administration of
Apshironsk Rayon municipal in Krasnodar Territory, # 348-r from 24.06.2005);
• visiting the canyon in a state of intoxication;
• for children under 12 being not escorted by adults;
• approaching close to the Kurdzhips River steep
(you may come down to the river bank only at established places);
• picking and digging plants;
• catching insects and animals;
• leaving behind any garbage;
• destroying the bed, relieving walls and the wedge of the narrow-gage railroad.
Truly yours, “PROMETEY” [Prometheus] ltd

GPS coordinates: 44.21226 Lat, 39.91284 Long, 567 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1933 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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