When we left Verkne Udinsk we crossed the Selenga before passing the municipal limits.
We then proceeded by a good road up a long valley through which runs a tributary of the Selenga.
The road now being made is scarped out of the rock in the same way as the one I have described in the gorge in the Selenga valley.
The Selenga falls into the Baikal, by several mouths, about twenty miles north of Pasoilsk.
In 1720, it was on the river Orkhon, near its confluence with the Selenga, some distance north of the present Urga.
The valley of the Selenga is hemmed in to a narrow compass by mountains as far down as Ilyensk.
I will tell you when we meet about my journey along the bank of the Selenga and across Transbaikalia.
It is fed by two considerable rivers, the Little Angara on the north, and the Selenga on the east.
A few years ago the village of Stepnoi, about twenty miles from the mouth of the Selenga, was destroyed by an earthquake.
The Selenga was full of ice, some cakes being larger than the platform of our boat.