Due to a freakishly late-season snowstorm, we crossed the entirety of Azerbaijan in search of snow-free mountains. We ended up in Car, a small village near Dagestan and Georgia. By asking about local hiking, we found a trail ascending a ridge, gaining over 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) into the alpine then funneling to a descent. It was one of the best in Azerbaijan, ending in vividly green, lush trees. Steve Storey and I loved it so much, we hiked up again and did the exact same ride the next day.