Emily and I hiked up to Big Almaty Lake one Friday afternoon while Rebekah was gone. It was serious hiking and we ran into some friendly guardmen who for 45 min tried to extract a few hundred bucks out of us for passing a sign that wasn't there. Complicated. But we prevailed, praise the Lord, and got back home in time for work. Met a few nice drivers along the way too and didn't have to pay for taxis either way. It was beautiful.