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Glacial lake

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(Ledenoto) Glacial Lake is a lake of glacial origin located in the Rila mountain, at the foot of the northern part of Mount Musala (2925 m) . Located at 2,700 meters above sea level and is the highest lake in the Rila mountain. It also ranks second as the highest lake in the Balkans after the above Polejansko lake in Pirin Mountain. Due to its location often even in summer the upper layer of its surface is covered with a thin layer of ice . Due to the harsh conditions of their high altitude , the lake has been studied in detail only in 2009. Then a team of Plovdiv diving club " Neptune " reach the deepest point of the lake - 16 m . There were no no vegetation or animal species in the lake. On the northwest shore of the lake is the shelter Everest. This is a wooden building with a metal structure which accommodate 30 people . The shelter is part of the European route "E- 8" . Only about 1:20 minutes from the lake is Musala hut and 50 minutes it is the highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula - Musala . From the lake you can take and the route to the hut Potter (4.00 pm) and lodge Maritsa Marichini Lakes ( 3:30 pm) . Starting point of the lake can be Borovets resort . Of Samokov buses every half hour to walk to the resort . Then you can take a cable car to the hut Yastrebetz and from there along a marked path for about three hours walking you will reach the peak of the Balkans. Of Musala will see Glacial Lake.

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