I'm fond of hiking/trekking trails near Turtle lake in Tbilisi, I have done several routes, with my favorite being unaccessible anymore after the Tbilisi flooding in June 2015.

See: Failed attempt to complete Tskneti - Turtle lake hiking route

Now, since it was about a year since our latest hiking activities in Georgia, on a lovely's Sunday morning (February 5, 2017) we decided to catch a taxi (see: How to Get around in Tbilisi by Taxify (Taxi Mobile Application) ) and head to the Turtle lake and let's see. I was into a photography mood, so I packed a new backpack I ordered recently from Amazon to store gear and of course a tripod. I decided to go with a HDR and panoramic photography today, also made few short video clips.

Hiking trails in Tbilisi in Winter

Hiking trails in Tbilisi in Winter

God's path is untraceable! Today I met an American teenage girl in the middle of nowhere (trails around Turtle lake in Tbilisi) being able to speak 6 languages (English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Georgian and even Megrelian). About two years ago I met on the same trails a Russian American speaking Georgian. Holy trails.

Some outpost from the past

Some outpost from the past

There are many interesting buildings down the path, back from the Soviet days, I keep wondering what has been in this are back in these days. See military heritage

View towards Tbilisi

View towards Tbilisi

A TV tower and the city - another great angle with a huge rock in the foreground.

Some concrete installation

Some concrete installation

I still keep wondering, it seems it should be used for military means.

Frozen Turtle lake in Tbilisi

Frozen Turtle lake in Tbilisi

Quite unique scene

Snowy and steep trails

Snowy and steep trails

Yes, it was fun to climb here with a tripod and camera installed on it, some parts of the trails were really slippery, and I have no choice but took the snow covered, thus puffy, rock road.

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