National Geographic : 1936 Jan
WINTER IS DEPARTING, AND THE KIRGHIZ WILL SOON MOVE THEIR YURTS TO THE HIGHLANDS For untold centuries, the nomads have made two migrations annually. In early summer, when the blazing sun dries up thegrass, they seek thecool airand green pastures of the plateaus. In the fall the first snow flurries send them back to the lowland rivers. There the winters are milder and thesnowfall light enough topermit flocks and herds to paw through the white blanket and eke out an existence on dead grass until spring.