Monday, April 3, 2023

Kokalyane - Bachun 2023

Before GPS and OryxMaps on our phones, we used to hike only along popular and well marked trails or with a group or a guide. But modern technology democratized hiking and now even middle-aged total amateurs like us can explore trails and make their own routes. 

Thus on the last Saturday of March husband and I decided to climb peak Bachun along a circular route,  starting from the village of Kokalyane.

The day was sunny and warm and most of our clothes stayed in our backpacks again.

:Pancharevo lake
:The spring flowers are in bloom, but the trees and the ground are still grey and bare

Hike info:
Destination: peak Bachun
Mountain: Lozen
Total length: 13.5 km
Elevation gain: 550 m
Total duration (plus rest): 4 h
Average difficulty: 4 / 10

Me-made items, worn on this hike:
Husband: men's boxers, Knip Mode cargo pants, Blue Henley blouse, Houndstooth hoodie in the backpack
I: lingerie, Burda raglan blouse, Houndstooth hoodie in the backpack

:On peak Bachun (1150 m)

:A view to Vitosha to the west

:The sea of peaks of Lozen mountain and the Iskar reservoir in the far distance

:On the way back we took an alternative, shorter but much steeper path to Kokalyane, to close the circle

:A view to the villages of Kokalyane and Pancharevo

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