15 June 2014

Piatra Mare: South to North

Yesterday the weather was just perfect for trail running. It was a cool but dry summer day. My fellow trail runner Cristi had the idea of a very nice trail running route in Piatra Mare. We started from the edge of the mountain town Predeal and finished in Dambul Morii, on the edge of Brasov, our home town. The route traverses Piatra Mare massiv from South to North, reaching the beautiful Piatra Mare Peak (1844m)

In is a rather short route of around 18 Kilometers. It has only about 1000m of elevation gain to climb. The start of the Route in Predeal is already at 1100m altitude... so one can say that we cheated a bit...

Here are some photos I took along the way:

Forest Road from Predeal
View of Cheii Ridge of Postavarul Mountain
View towards South from Tamina mountain side

Tamina mountain side
Predeal
Rhododendron flowers, just by the peak
Rhododendron meadow below Piatra Mare peak


The rockiest section of the route, on the descent from Piatra Mare Peak
Descending through the forest towards Dambul Morii