August 3-4: Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag, South Gobi)

The Flaming Cliffs rise dramatically out of the desert steppe; many dinosaur fossils have been found here.

To Frank's delight, we saw saxual trees (so slow-growing and dense that the wood sinks).

On our 2-day trek back to UB, we saw a hailstorm and forded a rushing river.