Yesterday we hiked in the Balkan mountains (the same that give their name to the Balkan peninsula), from the Petrohan pass to Todorini kukli peak, along the Kom-Emine trail. Walking on the ridge of the mountain is a gorgeous experience, with breath-taking views all the way. The hike was long but not too difficult, a true pleasure.
The plants along the ridge of the mountain are low - mainly grass and shrubs.
A view to the south
and to the north - peak Kom is the farthest in the distance peak on the picture
The weather was fine, with some sun in the morning, a few drops of rain in the early afternoon, ideal for hiking in the open.
We were together with the Sofia facebook climbing group, but as it is a free group, everybody hiked at his/her own pace.
Peak Todorini kukli - it is a group of four rocky peaks, the highest of which is 1785 m
Peak Kom in the distance
On top of the first of Todoriki kukli peak with some of the fellow hikers from the FB group, husband is taking the picture
On Todorini kukli
The other three peaks of the ridge. We climbed them all twice - forth and back
The views from the peaks were incredible, as far as dam Ogosta and the town of Montana (at least 35 km to the north)
The town of Berkovitza down the valley
Me on the third of the peaks
Part of the view from the forth peak - dam Srechenska bara and clusters of villages down the valey
On the forth of Todorini kukli peaks
For our picnic area we chose this young birch tree under the fourth peak with a wonderful view to the mountain and the valleys below
On a patch of snow on the way back
Meadows with purple crocuses between the peaks