Over the vast expanses of the Carpathians
• In the vast expanses of the Carpathians
From the dusty windows of the bus's eye is already possible to spy and even have time to fall in love with the endless Carpathian valley, green, as if covered, meadows, interspersed with dense coniferous arrays.
At the side of the road, on the badly battered faded booth in large letters written greeting: "Welcome to the capital of Hutsul Republic".
The village of Yassin, no noticeable at first glance, with scurrying around people, and life, is mainly focused on the market, located at the foot of the most majestic mountains of the Carpathians - Bliznitsa, Goverla and Petros.
From here begins our itinerary, full of memorable incidents, events and experiences, many of which we had a chance to experience the first time.
When dreams become reality ...
The first days on the road. A feeling of total serenity and alienation from the rest of the world, do not leave us.
Ringing silence of the forest is broken each time a crash shriveled wood underfoot.
of the forest gloom diluted bright lights of forest flowers, which make for a moment to keep my eyes, forget about the backpack, make cling to the ground with the camera.
The next morning - this is a new chapter of our adventure. The rays of the early sun filled the tent with its warmth and golden light. Unbuttoned snake, and a portion of the fresh pine air dissolves in you.
Such shepherds villages found along the way. White cumulus clouds in the blue sky and the dilapidated wooden houses further emphasize a unique local flavor.
At the dinner halt try not to lose precious minutes to take your camera and try to briefly merge with nature. Careless horse appetite fill their sides with lush grass meadows Carpathian.
The best friends and helpers shepherds sometimes shirk their immediate work - frequent tourists in these places are trying to feed their own reserves.
The main breed in these parts considered Alabai, but there are exceptions. During snack one of these dogs decided to join us, do not forget about their main responsibilities - from time to time to inspect their possessions and recalculate the horses.
Svydovets ridge on new vast expanses of open before us, drags away.
I would like to have time to capture those happy moments, so most of their experiences and emotions from all that is happening, to share alone with the camera.
"We - the brave heroes very short"
The evening sun casts a golden every piece of land.
The latest news of our journey were broadcast via Twitter.
Another pointer - before lodging places left ten minutes walk.
Many tourists prefer to travel on foot grocery on the machines.
Morning on Lake Dogyaska. The first rays we encounter on the homonymous peak. Somewhere in the distance one can see the silhouettes of mountain ranges on which we have yet to go through.
Every second nature dawn gives us the opportunity to contemplate the extraordinary palette of colors! In the sense of harmony.
Our tent with the other team members are already taking the first rays of warm sunshine.
It is possible to go down, take a morning water treatment, prostirnut his belongings and move on.
A little more effort, and we are waiting for one of the highest peaks of the Ukrainian Carpathians - Petros is
There is a time to take a breath and enjoy the panorama shooting, opened your eyes
Ascending road to Petros, somewhere in the distance, you hear an echo of a continuous melody chimes and bells, and it seems that somewhere in the mountains hiding a real orchestra.
It took another hundred meters in front of us, one after another grow white, curly clumps. It whitecaps on which the bells tied around their necks, this emits a unique melody!
Petros met us a strong gusty wind. Hand involuntarily drawn to a backpack, it is necessary to recall the warm things, which still have been applied.
leans heavily Cross says that is not plain. The only quiet place where not penetrate gusty wind, a wooden chapel in which to hide and a little warm.
Another, albeit a small top, - a small victory over himself. At such times you just happy - new experiences and emotions, the feeling of boundless freedom fill your mind!
In front of a wonderful view on Goverla. It seems that to apply it by hand.
Six o'clock in the morning and everything freezes in anticipation of the appearance of the sun. Sunset and dawn hours - the most important moments in the life of the photographer.
Morning calm disturbed only continuous multiple shutter clicks. It seems that they are heard for many kilometers around.
Morning serving of delicious tea in the soul of the company, surrounded by mountains, fills us with life-giving energy and gives a charge of vivacity for the whole day.
Wildness and alienation, with which we are faced at the Petros, remains only in memory. Goverlu everything else. crowds give this place some everyday atmosphere.
The small and cozy village of Kvasy. Local residents warmly smiling at us, say hello and again immersed in the daily routine work.
Angry dog barking reminds us who was boss, and four escorts look tired, but immensely happy travelers.