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Ascent of Musala on 2018-06-10

Climber: Robert Garneau

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Musala
    Location:Bulgaria
    Elevation:9596 ft / 2924 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice mountain except where man has had a hand in spoiling the surroundings. Sanitation is non-existent around the huts, litter everywhere. Cables and construction materials are concentrated around the refuges. To make matters worse, they are currently building a monstrosity of a hut at the upper refuge location, completely out of scale and aesthetically a disaster. The summit is as ugly as they get. Too bad, because the forest below the summit is extra special. I suspect the other mountains in the area would be free of the crap on Musala.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5331 ft / 1624 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bivouac
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5331 ft / 1624 m
    Route:Red Trail
    Start Trailhead:Rila Hotel  4265 ft / 1299 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Red Trail to Green Trail



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