Rodica Voicu, a supporter of the TMF initiative continues her adventures along the Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch in the Carpathians of Romania! This time, Rodica invited us in Ciucaș mountains in the Carpathians of Curvature! WE hope that her joyful way of telling mountain stories, will be an incentive to explore the mountains of Romania
Rodica Voicu in Ciucaș Mountains / photo: Mihai David
Ciucaș Mountains: Winter Hiking
I was hunting for some time the perfect weather: bearable wind, sun and cold to tie the snow together. This hike seemed to be a relaxing one, with multiple breaks and even more photo stops… it is true that you truelly had what to shoot!. Everything was covered in snow, all those wonderful rocks were white… Almost unable to believe that this place is in Romania, under 2000 m.
I call in advance at the Ciucaș and Silva chalet and the Salvamont (mountain rescue team) to ask about conditions. During the weekend we know it was blizzard, wind and bad weather, so nobody could got o the top. They tell me there would be around 2 m of snow, and they have no information about somebody having climbed to the top, but the mountain rescue team inform us that there are traces all around and they are pobably made recently. Five days have already passed since last weekends’ blizzard. We start early in the morning, in order to enjoy the great weather of this day.
Gate covered in snow / photo: Rodica Voicu