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Follow Pat O'Hara's search for the perfect moment in the national parks of the Eastern Caucasus. Eleanor O'Hanlon reports, with photos by Russell Sparkman.

Georgia veteran Peter Nasmyth returns to guide us into the history and heritage of the region. Denise Rocco captures it all in digital images.

April 29:
In Ancient Groves

April 28:
Batumi and Beyond

April 26:
Fly Tusheti Air

April 25:
An Image of Eden

April 24:
The Road of Friendship

April 22:
Patriarch of the Forest

April 21:
Monastery in the Desert

April 20:
Vashlovani Reserve

April 19:
The Living Pillar

April 18:
Preparing for the Journey

April 17:
Georgian Table

April 12:
Tbilisi Overview

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Another exhilarating helicopter ride lifts us to Shenako, a second village, where the hidden spirit of place presents itself. When Denise Rocco moves in too close to a pagan shrine of animal's horns and candles, she is politely asked to move away. As at Kazbegi, the mountain gods seem alive. But these feel more friendly, like their luxurious green landscape.

All too soon the helicopter drops out of the sky again. This time the pilot Zaur is waving urgently from the cockpit. "Hurry," yells Soso over the sound of the rotors. "He wants us to leave, the weather is changing. We could be stuck here for a week!"

As we run for the whirling blades I suddenly realize that wouldn't be so bad at all.


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