Sunday, February 19, 2023

Gigintzi 2023

What a change of landscape was today's hike compared to last week's! We enjoyed a series of warm days lately, that melted the snow in the low mountains and today was probably the warmest of them all, with temperatures up to 16-18C in the early afternoon.

For our weekend hike we chose the village of Gigintzi, the short trail from Giginski monastery to peak Tumba.

Although it is still mid February, spring was definitely in the air and the crocuses at the foot of peak Tumba were in bloom.
It was so warm, that our winter jackets, hats and gloves stayed in the backpacks during the entire hike.


Hike info:

Destination: peak Tumba (1129 m)
Mountain: Cherna Gora
Total length: 10 km
Elevation gain:150 m
Total duration (plus picnic): 3 hours and a half
Average difficulty: 3 / 10

Me-made items, worn on this hike:
Husband: men's boxers, Knipmode Cargo pants
I: socks, lingerie, Burda raglan blouse, Sinclair Lotte hoodie

We climbed the peak in no time, so instead of staying there and having our lunch, we decided to test the trail, that starts from the peak and leads to the outskirts of the village of Giginzi.

We walked along it until we reached a hunter's lodge, measured the distance from the peak and approximated the length of the trail - about 5-6 km. So next time we plan to hike on Cherna gora from Gigintzi along this trail.
Today, however, since our car was parked by the Giginski monastery, we had our lunch in the vicinity of the lodge and went back along the same route to the monastery and the car.

The gorgeous sunny day had attracted quite a lot of people to the monastery and the mountain.

Can't wait for winter to be really and surely over and for spring to come. I want green and color already!

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