Pictures from Sunday...
Monday we began by driving about 40 minutes from Brasov to the start of the trek. We began by filling water bottles at a fresh spring and then walked into the park.
A well-deserved break at the summit. Notice there is snow lingering up there! The cheese on roll that Horia had prepared for lunch was mighty delicious!
Unfortunately the cloud cover interferes with fully capturing what we saw from the summit, but you will get the idea... There is snow covering those distant peaks. That is the Piatra Craiului range behind us. The mountains viewed between the barns below are the Bucegi. Both ranges are part of the Carpathians.
End of the trail for Day 1. We overnighted at Cosmin's house, a second home for him and his family and available for renting to folks who want to be in the mountains. It is situated on land left him by his grandfather and he did most of the work on it himself, over a period of about 3 years. Dinner was fabulous! We had vegetable soup prepared by his mother from produce grown in her garden (both this year and last), cheese that a neighbor had made, bread another neighbor had baked, and sausages that Cosmin had made when they killed the pig at Christmastime. All local, all fresh, and very tasty!