This was a hike a week ago. We were planning to hike from Medeo to Butakovka, but we were kind of slow in getting started (or gathering everyone) and then we took a scenic detour to bypass the gate charge, and only ended up hiking to the saddle and back. But it was nice and we had a really good time.
Someone had hung a bag under a cracked birch branch and it had filled with sap. By the time we found it it tasted a little old, but it was still cool.