These high rocky outcrops accompany us for most of the journey along this river. Often if we look hard, we can make out climbers enjoying the challenges these spectatcular formations offer.
The few towns along the river are forced to be long and thin, their houses built hard into the rock.
There are active quarries too. So proficient that the craggy outline we've become used to disappears at intervals, blown up and carried away by the trucks that trundle back and forth.
We hope they know when to stop.