Further along the road we experienced some mechanical difficulties with the truck and decided to stop to take a look under the hood. We pulled over at the crest of a hill that had a small peak on one side and a Buddhist Ovoo on the other. After we stopped I walked over to the ovoo to get a better look; it was the first ovoo that I had come close to. Soyoloo came along and picked up some rocks on the way. When he arrived, he placed the pebbles on the ovoo, said a prayer and then began his 3 circles of the ovoo in a clockwise direction.
After Soyoloo made his rounds I examined the ovoo up close to see the other offerings left by previous worshipers. I saw that money, cigarettes and matches were left as well as other personal objects.
Above a nearby hilltop I took a photo of the landscape. You can see our truck in the left center of the frame. As I looked in every direction, there was nothing but sand, rock and snow for hundreds of miles.
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