25-Jun-2006 -- After establishing coordinate 46N 97E, our team comprised of 6 members had moved on to the town Altai. When work planned in Altai town completed, we left to find the next coordinate on our plan – N46 96E. On the way, we have crossed over the famous range of mountains Khantaishir, passed through the center of Guu bariach bag (soum sub-unit) and finally came to Khaliun soum of Gobi-Altai aimag. The soum center is located on the outskirts of the Altai range of mountains and although it is a Gobi zone, there is a river flowing near the soum center. I guessed that locals are hardworking people because the river was made to flow through the soum using a dam and I saw nicely grown trees by the dam.
We took a commemorative picture in the center of the soum and left on our trip. We have traveled about 20 km in an open prairie and approached our next coordinate N46 E96. First we had established coordinate 96 along the longitude, and approached the coordinate N46. Since this coordinate was located in a sandy area with scarce vegetation, we had no problem crossing a small gully created due to flood waters and getting to the coordinate. We all got out the jeep and got to the coordinate by walking. The time was 18:30 hours on 2006.06.25. We easily dug out the sandy soil and planted the label. Finally, we took a commemorative photograph by the label and since it was still early we left towards Tugrug soum of Gobi-Altai aimag. It was the next point on our plan.
Our travel team consisted of honored artist of Mongolia Mr.Damchaa and Ganaa, Oyunbold, Erka,Turoo,Dashkaa.