Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Ruen 2020

Six years ago in August was our first climb of peak Ruen in the Osogovo mountains. Then I called it ultimate hiking, as the 27 km trail to and back from the border peak was a truly extreme exercise for the four of us. I absolutely fell in love with the soft, grass covered hills of Ruen, but the length of the track and the need for a night's accommodation had prevented us until now to repeat the hike.

Six years later we are older, but wiser - we know what to wear, we have GPS and maps, we know how to distribute our efforts, we know the trail - and what a difference all that experience and knowledge made! Now I'm looking forward to our next climb of Ruen, as I love this route!

Hike info:

Destination: Peak Ruen
Mountain: Osogovo
Total length: 27 km
Elevation: 580 m
Total duration (plus picnic and rests): 8 hours
Average difficulty: 7 / 10