Day 4 (October 15, 62.88 km, 662D +)
It was the day of the Serpentine Mountains, where a very long stretch of the coastering path, where I moved right along the shore. After the village, Rybnoe was marked on the top of the slopes, but a local resident told me that the middle of the slope, which was laid by the fishermen, was in good condition and beautiful, so I ran along it. So it turned out! After the road through the pine forest ended, for some distance the tracks of the car went right along the stones of the Volga, and it was easy to run. Then they disappeared and the speed dropped to about 4 km per hour. At 188 kilometer passed a large pumping station. At 189 km, a road opens onto the shore that is not on the map. A clean stream flows here. After that - about 7 kilometers of movement along the wild deserted coast, where I met exactly 1 person who sailed here in a boat. He slept in a hut and complained about the wind, which did not allow him to find the networks set yesterday. Coastal stones are very different, there are sites of white chalk cliffs, from which the coastal strip of water becomes muddy white, and sometimes - small pebbles, in which the legs get stuck and it is really hard to run.
From the "Double" ravine at 197 km, a good road begins up to the forest. On the planned route was a section of an impassable shrub along the pipeline, although the road is shown on the map. To get around it, I would have to make a big detour, and I crept straight through. From the pipeline structures begins 9 kilometers of a good road through picturesque places, which leads directly to the village of Voskresenskoye. I tried to run, but it was difficult to fight with sleep. In Voskresensky, I suddenly saw a familiar face - my friend Alexander Sadovnikov, a scientist, but also an experienced photographer, tracked me by online tracking and came to take a picture (not only me, but also the landscapes here). It was a pleasant and encouraging meeting. In Voskresensky I charged my smartphone and powerbank, after which I returned to the path right along the Volga at 212 km. This beautiful and easy-to-run stretch ended at 217 km. Then I left the Volga for a long time, since the path further lay to the north, to the forest area.
By nightfall, I was already in a completely different landscape. Perhaps the scenery here would be boring during the day, but at night by the light of a lantern - everything is mysterious and not even easy to navigate. I saw wild animals, not all of which I recognized. Late in the evening it quickly became very cold. With difficulty I found a place to spend the night in a forest belt at 240 km, and with the first rays of the sun I ran away from there, dressed in everything that I have.