Why this tour?Lopata Mountain is a beautiful peak in Skolivski Beskydy, one of the closest Carpathian ranges around Lviv. A walk to Lopata, with a relatively easy ascent and steep descent, is an enjoyable exercise for a day out. The peak used to be the epicenter of military clashes: one can still see the remains of WWI trenches there. Later, during the WWII, these fortifications were used by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) in their victorious battle against the Nazi troops. On the Lopata walk, we will also see two interesting hydrological sites of the Lviv region: Kamyanka waterfall and Zhuravlyne Lake, also known as Dead Lake due to the high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the water.