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3 TERRAINS HIKE: BEACH~PINE FOREST~LAKE

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Trekking & Hiking Group
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Took place 2 weeks ago
Sun 05 Nov 07:30 - 20:00

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Difficulty Level: Low difficulty but 4 hours of walk. 14km. / First 2 km is steep downhill, the rest is flat terrain. In this hike we will trace three types of terrains: Sandy beach, red pine forest & lakeside. We may walk bare feet for about 6 meters at the shore if the waves are high enough to not to give us a passage at a specific point of walk.

BEACH
"Even though we may all become extinct, we can still leave our footprint in the sand"
Dr. Seuss ~ world famous US cartoonist and author

The first and the utmost highlight of the day will be a great 6km Black Sea shore hike to a beautiful and non-visited sandy beach. The scenic and isolated vast beach is a real visual feast for the eye. The sound of the crushing waves are one of the most realxing sounds on the earth. We will listen to it and watch them fade away on the beach. You can pick the best and the most beautiful untouched sea shells as you walk.

HARDWOOD PINE FOREST
"A forest bird never wants a cage"
Henrik Ibsen~a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright

Enjoy the lovely air of freedom and tranquality as you walk through this untouched pine forest. Needles (leaves) change color in fall and drop off as they age naturally in this forest. Sometimes portions of the plant or the entire specimen can turn yellow, brown, red-brown or reddish-purple. The color change is most definite and quite spectacular especially when the forest floor is wet. We will wind through the mature hardwood forests with beautiful fall colors for about 3km.

LAKE
"The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world"
Wallace Stevens~world famous Belgian writer

Once a nature lover, you become a permanent nature lover. The last geographical path we will walk along is a 5km beautiful reedy lakeside that you will 'love' again ;). You can spot waterlillies resting gently on the lake surface as they wait to bloom in Spring or interesting flora around. The region is protected due to water reserves and rich in natural diversity.

If you're a beginner hiker, dayhikes are the way to start building trail skills. This one might be a good opportunuity for you if you can walk long hours, you can do this!

Enjoy the free gifts of equanimity and serenity as you have great time in this "three terrains" special hike.

*The breakfast will be together with the Travel group of picnic and at the end of the walk we will also join their activity by the lake.
Guides for this hike is
*Bulent Aydogdu
*Frederic Curtis
*& the local guide.