Silesian Beskids: Bystra > Szyndzielnia
To climb the Szyndzielnia summit I started my walk at one of the small parking lots located at Juliana Falata Street in Bystra. It was along the Falata street where the green trail lead. The first section was a walk the street to the forest. Only when the asphalt road ended and I passed the forester's lodge did the proper hiking begun. This is where a wide, forest alley, on short sections led through ravines, started. Initially it was quite flat, but a steeper approach quickly begun. In about 45 minuts I reached the Kolowrot pass, and this was where half the effort was already done. This was also where I finised the green trail walk and moved to the yellow one. I needed to watch out for cyclists, because the hiking trails crossed with the downhills route here. Capturing a biker riding down was a challenge, and an excuse for a break to rest: "I did not get tired, I am not resting, I wanna have a good photo of the cyclist" ;) Next, from the Kolowrot pass and along the yellow trail, I went straight ahead to the shelter and peak. This part of the trail was led through a narrower path. Landscape visibility was still very limited, but the forest captivated. Finally, after about an hour and a half, I reached the Szyndzielnia mountain shelter. This is one of the oldest stone mountain shelters in the Beskid mountains, originally built at the end of the nineteenth century.
The pictures below show the rainy May, when the nature's green was particularly fresh, bright and intense. That day the rainy weather thwarted my plans and I could not approach Klimczok summit nearby ... but all is not lost that is delayed, and I hope to be back here soon.
Route length: 8.8 km. Total ascent: 543 m. The map and route profile is here.