One of the last peaks

in #esteem3 years ago

I was waiting for that day for a long time and when it came, I immediately found an excuse for the workday. That was one of the peaks that I could see from the windows of my home and as you may be remember if you you’ve read my inctroduceyourself post, I had a personal project to visit them all. Also it was one of the last ones. It is relatively difficult to access as all the routes leading to it are pretty long and that peak is always the one where the weather changes first so it is often covered with fog.


The peak from the town

There are several hiking routes to the top of Lopushki Peak, but because they are all really long, the peak is very rarely visited. One of them through Mechit Peak is around 10 hours, the second again around 10 hours through Yonchevo Lake and two more even longer – between 12-14 hours. . I tried 2 times before that day, but the mountain kicked me out with bad weather. My motivation to try again was born in a conversation with a friend who is from one village situated directly below the peak, living abroad and he was back home for a short time due to a lovely occasion that we celebrated together. He shared with me about another possible way to go to Lopushki Peak that he knew as a local guy – through a steep way directly up without a pathway. It looked very extreme as watched from the village, but I immediately agreed to try it.


Drone view of our pathway in the creeping pine

So we started our hike together with my friend and a drone that was supposed to eventually help us if we get lost in the creeping pine.


One of the Lopushki lakes located below the peak


Boletus Mushroom - the best sort, was hiding in the creeping pine

It was obvious even in the beginning that no one pass through there.


Wild Onion

But it was truly a beautiful route.


The weather was perfect almost till the top but still when we were there it became foggy.




Me on the top

Still I was very grateful that we managed to go. On our way down we did get lost for a while and it the end it turned out that the whole trip took us 12 hours.And it was supposed to be the shortest one, although I must admit I also gathered plenty on mushrooms and some thyme, that I am still using for tea and like a spice. We truly had a lovely day - hard but fun and beautiful :)



Of course the mushrooms were cooked for dinner







Me and my friend

Thank you for reading!


Thanks for using eSteem!
Your post has been voted as a part of eSteem encouragement program. Keep up the good work! Install Android, iOS Mobile app or Windows, Mac, Linux Surfer app, if you haven't already!
Learn more:
Join our discord:

Look is good, share your dream!

Congratulations @georgipraskov! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You received more than 50 as payout for your posts. Your next target is to reach a total payout of 100

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

Are you a DrugWars early adopter? Benvenuto in famiglia!
Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!