Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bucegi: the hidden waterfalls

Last sunday, I was visiting the "alpinet" camp (here we are: http://alpinet.org/main/foto/showfoto_ro_t_intalnirea-alpinet-2007_item_61129_gal_0_vot_0_position_1.html).
Being on the f#$@& road back from Vienna I had lost the nice saturday walk. Sunday was very hot and everybody was tired and on their way back home. I've decided to explore Urlatoarea Clincei, a less known unmarked valley on the Bran side of Bucegi, at the shade of the forrest, away from the canicular weather arround. The ideea was to see if it is possible to go down all the the valley starting from Cincea, in the winter with my snowboard (partially I did it on 1 Mai, see my blog).

What I have found was a feast of waterfalls, some of them well hidden from any path.

Saqe was a great model for me, she didn't hesitate to get wet in the waterfall, for the sake of the art ;) 10x !

Practicing the jumps for the winter ride ;)

Higher up on the valley, there can be found more very interesting waterfalls, altought the acces to them was even harder, and the possibilities to photograph them were close to zero.
Definitely, a further visit is imposing, the canyoning devil calls :D

We've went up until the water dissapeared on the bed rock of the valley.

A clear path lies on the left side of the valley, it is sure that we can go up to Clincea all that way. Nice walls guard this path and I don't see any races of rock climbing there, altought the terrain looks very promising ! Who will be the first ?
There were full of traces of animals, very fresh, like these bear tracks, which remainded us that we were in a very wild and hostile terrain ! Look how big it was !

The botton line: quite close to the civilization, these places look like the end of the world, impressive scenery, surprisingly beautiful waterfalls: I'll be back to explore more of it !
Some red point marked trail "leads" to the Urlatoarea Clincei waterfall (the first photo ?!? ). The signs are very rare, no table about where you are and where the paths goes (in fact it is a circuit !), no footprints on this trail, heading in the middle of the raspberries bushes ! Quite an "original" style of marking the paths.

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