Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tumba 2022

There is always a question when we travel for a hike to distant places - is the travel worth it? A simple rule of thumb is that the hike should be at least as long as the journey. However, in the case of peak Tumba in Cherna Gora mountain, when we climb it from the side of the Giginski monastery, the modest 6 km hike barely takes 2 and a half hours, combined with a visit to the monastery, while the journey to get there and back, especially given the heavy traffic at the exits of Sofia on a sunny weekend, takes at least 3 hours combined. 

Still, the place is so nice, open, sunny and enjoyable, that we frequent it almost every year. Sometimes we try adding some length to the trail by exploring around or trying new approaches to the monastery, and sometimes we just go to the peak, have a nice picnic there, basking in the sun and get straight back to the car for a spell of car singing back home :)

:The crocuses are out. There's definitely a smell of spring in the air
Hike info:

Destination: peak Tumba (1129 m)
Mountain: Cherna Gora
Total length: 6.5 km
Elevation gain:150 m
Total duration (plus picnic): 2 hours and a half
Average difficulty: 2 / 10

Me-made items, worn on this hike:
Husband: men's boxers, Knip Mode cargo pants, (scarf  in the backpack)
I:  lingerie, CC copycat hat, Borika gloves, (scarf in the backpack)

:The nicely kept grounds of Giginsky monastery

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