Sunday, June 9, 2024

Konyarnika 2024

Yesterday, we hiked another loop trail on Vitosha that we had mapped out in advance. We started from Zlatnite Mostove, taking a new-to-us path to Hotel Boeritza. From there, we continued to Kumata Hut, then to Peak Konyarnika, and back to Zlatnite Mostove, passing by a few other huts. It was a very pleasant and fairly easy hike, despite the significant altitude gain.

The day was unusually hot for early June. In fact, one of the hallmarks of this year's weather has been the label "unusually hot." Coincidentally, the annual mountain run on Vitosha was held on the same day and along the very trail we had chosen to hike. So, on our way up, we constantly passed by runners going down, which was kind of fun.

The trail took us up to Mountaineer's Song Hut

and then to Hotel Boeritza, two places on Vitosha we hadn't visited until yesterday.
Konyarnika is one of my favorite spots on Vitosha. I love the vastness of the meadows and the sense of space there.

Hike info:

Destination: peak Konyarnika (1782 m)
Mountain: Vitosha
Total length: 13 km
Elevation gain: 400 m
Total duration: 3 and a half hours
Average difficulty: 3.5 / 10

Peak Konyarnika was the highest point of our hike, and we decided to have our picnic there, on the stones of the peak.

Me-made items, worn on this hike:

Husband: boxer shorts, cargo pants, hoodie in the backpack
I: lingerie, Sabrina Slims, buttoned Rhapsody, hoodie in the backpack

From Konyarnika on our trail continued downward, by Edelweiss hut and Ostritza hut.

Parallel bars in the wilderness. Some mysteries of the Universe are too good to be missed, so husband had to pay his respects to the random sports equipment in the shrubbery :)

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