During first half of June there was still a lot of snow in Tatra mountains, it was very slippery and dangerous for ordinary walker as me, so I had to find some other location for a first trip after the lockdown. I have chosen Karkonosze mountains, which are completely different from the Tatras, lower but as beautiful. Additionally they have one huge advantage - even if there is fog or rain, still one can find a lot of places where great photos can be taken.
Just few days before COVID-19 lockdown I went to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Slovakia. And I did this in the same way as previously – I took one day off in the middle of the week, when mountains are quiet and almost empty.
The Veľký Rozsutec is a great mountain - not only view from the summit is extraordinary, but trail that leads to the rocky top is quite spectacular. It is one of the most beautiful places in whole Malá Fatra range, and for me it is additionally special place because so many times I had to go there to finally see real winter sunrise (and sunset) from the top.
Trail to Mt Rysy is one of the most classic ones in the High Tatras. This is one of the most difficult and the longest trails in Polish mountains and panorama which is waiting at the top is one of the best in whole Tatras. Of course, I wouldn't be myself, if I had not planned my trip without sunset and sunrise on the top :) The funny thing is that this trip took place in... 2015, but somehow, I didn't have time or I wasn't in the correct mood to put it in by blog earlier.
Oh yes, the high mountains in Madeira are definitely its most beautiful part. The volcanic rocks of amazing colors and shapes (similarly to the ones on Sao Lourenço Pennisula) in many places drop several hundred meters into the narrow gorges below. Even in the High Tatras there are only few such high cliffs. Therefore, for me, Madeira is simply a vertical island!
As I mentioned in my previous post, Madeira’s coast in many places forms vertical cliffs, sometimes few hundred meters high. Additionally, in many places you can find rocky, picturesque crags rising directly from the ocean. There are at least 2 places that are worth seeing.