National Geographic : 1962 Mar
Cargo-laden camels pass a cluster of gers on the fringe of the Gobi. Short and woolly, the Bactrian serves as the nomad's beast of burden and pro vides wool for commercial cloth and homespun. Caravans crossing the treeless steppe cover as much as 40 miles a day. Wandering herdsmen in broad-brimmed hats lash household goods to the back of a kneeling camel, preparing for a move to greener pastures. Other camels transport the disassembled poles and covering of the ger. Horse herds constantly roam Mongolia's grassy midlands.