Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Dupevitza in the Season of Strawberries and Raspberries

July marks the beginning of the season of wild strawberries and raspberries. They are small, difficult to pick, as they often grow together with nettles and other thorny plants, but the pleasure of eating the ripe and aromatic berries right from the bush is worth all the blood, sweat and tears.

Mid-July we climbed, for the second time this year, one of our local peaks - Dupevitza in the Lulin mountain. Not only did we enjoy the sunny weather, beautiful scenery and the sweetest and most aromatic wild strawberries we have ever found, but we also came upon several raspberry bushes, that were already ripe and in enough abundance, so that, after filling our stomachs, we picked about 600 g and made four small jars of wild raspberry jam at home.

Hike info:

Destination: round trail to peak Dupevitza
Mountain: Lulin
Total length: 9 km
Elevation gain: 320 m
Total duration (plus picnic and berry eating and picking): 4 hours
Average difficulty: 3 / 10

:Peak Dupevitza (1256 м)

:On Dobrinina skala. We had our picnic here, with a view to the entire Sofia valley

Me-made items, worn on this hike:

Husband: boxers, Knipmode cargo pants
I: lingerie, Burda t-shirt, Sabrina Slims, hoodie in the backpack

 :All Saints Chapel 

:Vitosha and peak Kopitoto in the distance

:After the rains last week the forest was literally covered with mushrooms, there must have been tons of them, but I have no idea if these are edible

:My precious :) - our four jars with home-made wild raspberry jam

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