It's July again and it is time for Rila. Today was almost a complete repetition of a hike we did last year almost to the date, only then we had Gaby accompanying us and today it was Alex. And since he is much fitter and faster, this year we took the 15 km hike for only 3 and a half hours, including rest and picnic. I've no doubt that if it wasn't for me, lagging behind and taking pictures here and there, he would have made it in less than three hours :)
Just a few pictures from my phone camera - it's so much easier, when I'm not carrying and balancing the heavy DSLR with me.
:The weather today was very hot, even in Rila, with a few clouds, which gathered above us around noon, but no rain or chill. We've been hit by a very hot weather this summer, one of the hottest I remember in Sofia, where we usually enjoy colder and wetter mountainous Julies.
:Along the trail through the pine forests
Me-made items, worn on this hike: