A steady hike with only poor markings and creek crossings to worry about.
Starting from the beautiful camp ground, a fairy tale beech tree forest marks the first part of the day. The steady pass crossing has only one downside: on the other side the marks turn from red-white to blue-white and they did not have a lot of blue paint. This marks your entry into Kükes County. We lost track on the way down twice: the first time an arrow-shaped marking drove us into the forest, but brought us right to an upwelling spring between the leaves as shown in one of the pictures. Maybe that arrow was there for that reason? The second time we were hoping to avoid the full descent to the Lumi I Shales river, so we kind of did that to ourselves. We had aan epic scenery for our slightly exaggerated tortilla lunch. We ended up in Breg Lumi, not entirely unwillingly: there is a Google street view picture on Google Earth that shows the little bar there. Nine thirsty men can make a bar tender's week (month?) here!
Truth be told: the locals and their hospitality yielded us a pretty impressive headache the next day. But that too is an essential part of a trip to Albania! Make sure to ask for Nicolah (....). He also offered us to go by his parental house up the hill side the next day to ask his brother to guide us over the pass (again implying that a small fee would surely be helpful). We refused and regretted that the next day...
SicherheitshinweiseThis one is easy going with enough houses sprinkled over the valley to never feel alone.
Weitere Infos und LinksStreet View image of the little bar: https://earth.app.goo.gl/?apn=com.google.earth&ibi=com.google.b612&isi=293622097&ius=googleearth&link=https%3a%2f%2fearth.google.com%2fweb%2f%4042.3040563,19.7969438,350.29407615a,0d,60y,234.46697218h,85t,0r%2fdata%3dIjAKLEFGMVFpcE9sTmtieU0xR1gwSjdudnBOYUxaQ0RxbW85TnNaYmFCb1NpdFlHEAU
AnfahrtThe starting point can only be reached on foot. The end point can be reached by car from Teth.
ParkenAnywhere. The local teacher doubles as tourist police.
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AusrüstungWe used our own stoves and food to cook our meal inside the little bar, but this day can be done without a tent, if you ask to stay in the little pool table house.
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