21 February 2015

Winter Hike in Piatra Mare

Yesterday I took a break from my usual outdoor activities, running and skiing. With Udo, an experienced nature guide, I did a slow pace hike on Piatra Mare, mountain. We hoped for a beautiful sunny day, but the day was cloudier than we have expected. We even experienced a short and intense  beautiful show shower up on the mountain. It was a great hike and we enjoyed the tranquility of the winter landscape.
We took the classical route from Tamina valley to the top, then down on the other side to Piatra Mare mountain hut, and back  to Brasov city on the popular Familiar trail. After more than two weeks from the latest snow fall, the snow on the trail was already well packed by other hikers so walking was easy.

Here are the best photos I took along the route.

Beautiful view towards north-west from above Tamina Hut

Descending from Piatra Mare top

Mysterious winter landscape

Not a such a big mountain...

Snow fall!

Trail markings

Approaching Piatra Mare mountain hut

One of the beautiful Shepherd dogs at Piatra Mare Hut

For us the end of the trail, for others just the start