This was one of the best holidays ever. I think it had something to do with the people: Martha came all the way from Germany to be with us; Nicu, Bogdan, Dana and Roxana are our BFF from the climbing gym. So we all knew each other (and very much liked each other) and even though the trek was not a big deal, the days we spent together were great!

On Friday we drove early in the morning to Bulgaria, we reached Borovets around noon, took the ski lift to Yastrebets (2368 m) and then walked around 45 minutes to the Musala hut. It’s amazing how many ski slopes there are on that mountain! It must be a skier’s paradise in winter. But for us trekkers, the route to the Musala peak was easy-peasy. On the same day we left our big backpacks at the hut, took the smaller ones and in about 4.5 hours we walked to the peak and back. Yes, the scenery was amazing (well, by default all the mountain views are amazing), yes, we had lots of energy to talk about everything, yes, we felt great, but, really, it’s a bit unfair that it’s so easy to reach the highest peak in the Balkans :)

Since I’m lazy and I don’t write about these outings immediately after they happen, I sometimes have the impression that it was all a dream. What, Martha came to Romania and stayed almost two weeks? Neah! What, we all went to Musala and Sofia? Couldn’t have happened! But I look at the pictures and I remember everything and I take a deep breath and relax. Yeah, it really happened :)

Back at the hut we ate a delicious lentil soup, four of us set up the tents and we chatted and took pictures of the sky. I wanted to test our down feather sleeping bags from Nahanny and I wasn’t disappointed. OK, I had Martha’s Therm-a-Rest mattress, but in the morning I was all sweaty and HOT. You have no idea how happy I was! It was the first time I was hot and I managed to rest while sleeping outside, in a tent. That was money very well spent!

On Saturday morning we packed everything, we had something to eat and then we went to the ski lift and back down to earth. Our plans changed a bit. Instead of the four of us (Martha, Dana, Adi and I) going to Boulderland and Sofia, the others decided to join us as well! We still needed to reach Sofia, check in at our hostel, shower and find Boulderland in time for some, of course, bouldering.

But more about the amazingly crazy Boulderland and quaint Sofia some other time ;)


Posted on by ionuca | Posted in Bulgaria, More than words can say, Pictures of you, With a little help from my friends

One Response to 2925 m

  1. by Gracie on November 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Really stunning view

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