Sunset in the mountains is a very impressive show and I can recommend it to everyone who enjoys being out in the nature and admiring its beauty. We have already tried to see a sunset on Babia mountain this year but the weather planned it differently for us. We ended up seeing no more than one meter ahead, the fog was so dense. Luckily, the evening hike to Pilsko was a success! The trails were completely empty – Friday night is more about drinking various alcoholic beverages rather than climbing some hills for most of the normal people (which we are not!) 🙂 We didn’t mind at all, we could enjoy the silence and peace.
We hiked the yellow trail from Korbielów. Pilsko reaches 1557 meters and it’s is the second highest peak (after Babia mountain) in Beskid Żywiecki mountain range. It’s located on Polish-Slovakian border and its highest point is located on Slovakian side. According to my favorite website for planningthe hikes it should take us more than 3 hours to reach the top. I think that only people with huge, heavy backpacks or small kids would need 3 hours. It took us 2h15 only and I had time to enjoy the photographic “golden hour”. It’s really true that taking pictures when the light is soft and a bit reddish is simply amazing!
Due to the fact that I have been living in cities whole my life I haven’t had many opportunities to see the stars from a place far from civilization. And I must say that this view blew my mind and I fell head over heels in love with the night sky with no light pollution. Even though I failed completely as a night sky photographer because I wasn’t able to take a good picture without a tripod (stones didn’t do the job), I remember this sky full (!) of stars very well. And I will see it more often from now on (especially that I have a tripod now!)
Going down with headlamp’s light only is a unique experience as well. Night forest looks mysterious, a bit scary and simultaneously – calm. I’m glad that the wildlife didn’t do too much noise or they would frighten me for sure. It’s really wise at night to take a trail which you already know because despite the headlamps it’s easy to miss the trail and get lost.To sup up, the sunset in the mountains in an unforgettable experience which I strongly recommend to you all. Stay far from civilization until the stars appear. It’s really worth it.
Have you ever seen a sunset or sunrise in the mountains? What are your impressions?
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