Journey to the highest mountain lake in Ukraine

yetaras
yetaras @yetaras
· 14 days ago · 3 min read · Ukraine · #photography

When I return to the mountains, I always at the beginning of the trip remember only the incredible atmosphere that prevails there and the beauty of the mountain expanses. The fact that it’s quite difficult to climb until the straps of the backpack find a place on my shoulders and the lungs begin to absorb the necessary amount of oxygen from more rarefied mountain air, I forget, but quickly remember when I again climb up somewhere. But after some time, the initial difficulties are forgotten when you see this pristine beauty, the beauty of the mountains.

The pristine beauty of mountain forests
The pristine beauty of mountain forests

My new journey, my friends and I started at the end of June. We started the ascent from the foot of Goverla, from the side near the Zaroslyak base. A few hours later we reached the source of the Prut River, which originates from a spring on the slope of Goverla. Behind my back in the photo there is a small cascading waterfall originating from this source.

I'm on a background of a mountain waterfall
I'm on a background of a mountain waterfall

It was my first (and so far the only) trip to the mountains with my wife. The trip was planned for three days, but the weather prevented us, and I will tell about this a little later.

My wife
My wife

When we got to the ridge, it was time to admire the mountain scenery. Here I again forgot about all the difficulties of climbing and just enjoyed the indescribable beauty and charged with the incredible energy of the mountains.

Goverla Mountain
Goverla Mountain

Incredible landscape
Incredible landscape

The clouds hung right over the ridge, sometimes we passed right through them. It was wet and wet, and the sounds of our voices were muffled.

White clouds stand very low
White clouds stand very low

This picture asks for the canvas, but unfortunately, I'm not an artist, so there is only a photo.

Game of light and shadow in the mountains
Game of light and shadow in the mountains

The last halt before a longer rest, we plan to spend the night by the lake.

Short halt
Short halt

Well, we came to the goal - Lake Brebeneskul. The lake lies at the bottom of the glacial kar (a cup-shaped depression formed by the glacier). The shores are high, with stone chips. Lake feeds on precipitation and groundwater. The water is clear, blue, slightly mineralized. The bottom is rocky, rises eastward, covered with gray silt at a depth. The width of the lake is 67 m, the length is 147 m.

The greatest depth is 3.2 m. In the warm season, the water level can vary by several tens of centimeters, depending on the amount of precipitation. The lake does not have a permanent surface leak, but there are signs of water filtering through the ridge on the east side. From it begins the river of the same name (Tysa basin).

Lake Brebeneskul
Lake Brebeneskul

This time we were going without tents, but for an emergency we took a tent with us. It seems that we will need it, because such a large number of clouds over the ridge may indicate the proximity of rain at night.

To be continued...


Topics: PHOTOGRAPHYBACKPACKINGUA

Share this post

Post Location

Written by

More from Ukraine

Comments