We were almost there, the cave had gotten us three days ahead of where we were before, but as we neared the safe country the forest was more dense.
Sunrise in Czarnohora Mountains, Ukraine. Chornohora (Czarnohora; literally: Black Mountain) is the highest mountain range in Western Ukraine in the Eastern Beskids and the Ukrainian Carpathians group, which in turn is part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.
"A bird calls, distant and wounded. The woods are still as death. Quick steam huffs in and out of Geoff’s open mouth. And with that, the dangerous moment seems past. We gather wood and help Tom build his fire. As I pick up spare twigs and dried bracken, I wonder how far our sounds penetrate into the black forest, and how far our shouts echo along the White Road." -- from the novel Sinful Folk sinfulfolk.com/