Saturday, March 16, 2024

Kopitoto 2024

Climbing the higher mountains feels like traveling back in time by a couple of weeks (or months). While down in the city, spring is steadily stepping in, up on Vitosha, even at the mid-altitude level, winter still reigns. The snow line is just starting to recede uphill and the first spring flowers are showing. 

Today, we hiked from Zlatnite mostove to Kopitoto, following the current snowline. It was fascinating to observe the snow appearing and disappearing on the trail as we ascended and descended along the circuit route.

Hike info:

Destination: peak Kopitoto (1345 m)
Mountain: Vitosha
Total length: 8 km
Elevation gain: 140 m
Total duration (plus picnic): 2 and a half hours
Average difficulty: 2 / 10

The large mountain purple crocuses are always such a delight:

Kopitoto TV tower

A view to Sofia from the peak:

Me-made items, worn on this hike:
Husband: men's boxers, socks, dark grey longsleeve, cargo pants, orange hat
I: lingerie, Grasser blouse, brown hat, green gloves

After a week of cloudy and rainy days, today was a pleasant break from the capricious March weather, sunny and calm. We had our lunch on a bench on this sunny meadow, with a view to the city below, where we enjoyed cups of hot tea and homemade rolls with cheese. Then we continued along the circuit route by Momina skala back to Zlatnite mostove and the car.

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