A long Aesculapian snake gave me quite a fright. It was lying on the trail and I though it dead at first and almost stepped on it. Frightened by us, it quickly moved to a nearby tree and began climbing it, while hubby was chasing it with the camera.
This forested part of Plana must the kingdom of mushrooms - there were not only hundreds of mushrooms all the way to the chalet, but dozens of various species too. We almost regretted that we are not experienced in recognizing the edible from the poisonous ones, otherwise we might have had a mushroom soup for dinner.
The hills of Lozen mountain, seen from the slopes of Plana.
The Peyova Buka ( Peyo's Beech-tree) Chalet
A big beech tree, which might be the beech which gave the name to the place and the chalet
Vitosha, on the other side of Plana, is seen from the ridge of the mountain:
We had our picnic lunch on these birch logs in the middle of a large and sunny meadow:
The enormous Iskar dam lake, seen in the distance: