Skakavitca – Sapareva banya

Come time to go back to civilization. Path from Skakavitca to Panichishte mountain resort  (or up) is nice, not hard and in impressive forest. In Panichishte is interesting to see inside TIC building a small model of Rila mountain. To and from Panichishte to Sapareva banya have a some minibus, but I decide to walk […]

The Dance of the White Brotherhood

From dark morning I hear steps around my tent. The White brotherhood start bring together for sunrise and big dance near Babreka lake. So I wake up early, drink coffee and check my camera. And with big crowd walk up. When you are near to dancing ring, is impossible to understand scale of this. And for […]

To the Lakes day 4

With only 10 km. to Lakes I don’t hurry at all and stop every few meters to eat blueberries and rose-berries. With full belly at 11:00 rich Lovna chalet, drink a beer on sunny bench and ask chalet host for matches. He refuse to give me, but show me a shortcut to lakes. It’s steep, […]

To the Lakes day 2

First day rain, rain, rain… But on day 2 has perfect weather. On morning until drink my coffee I see maybe meteorological balloon. Path down in South Vitosha is narrow, but well marked. On lunch time I rich Smilio shelter, a perfect place. Between Cherni vrah and Smilio have only one water source. And on […]

To the Lakes day 1

Very spontaneous I decide to make a long hike. From Sofia to Seven Rila lakes. And with all preparation in my first day I start a little before midday. It’s a foggy rainy day. Late in the afternoon I arrive on Cherni vrah (Black peak) – highest point in Vitosha mountain, but because I know […]