When you fly or drive in Mongolia, you realize how empty and desolate the country is outside of its few population centers. In the fall and early winter everything looks brown - not the lush green of summer when grazing seems so natural.
Western Mongolia around Khovd reminded us of Rock Springs Wyoming or parts of Nevada.
|Rockier than the steppes in north-central Mongolia|
|The first snow storm of winter|
|Mountain tops looking like birds in flight|
|Frozen river between two mountain ranges|
|A river runs through it|
|A mountain range near Khovd|
|Black Lake near Khovd|
|Getting close to Khovd|
|Landing at Khovd|
|Pale blue is a Khazak color|
|Mongolians have a fascination with boots|
Three Heroes of Khovd
|Our church building in Khovd|
|Looking back on Khovd|