Photographer's Note

Ciucas Mountains (Ciucas Peak-1954m)

Ciucas Mountains, easily accessible mountains, lie on a secondary road to Brasov, providing a fascinating ridge dotted with landforms of exceptional beauty, fashioned in limestone and conglomerates. These mountains present an extraordinary rich and varied relief, rarely encountered in the Romanian Carpathians. The upper part reveals a unique association of towers, needles, columns, mushrooms, bare rocks and sphinx-like forms.

The mountains offer a few nature reserves (geological, geomorphologic, fauna and flora). Remarkable is the Rosu Mountain (The Red Mountain) called so because in springtime it is covered with the beautiful rhododendron flowers.

Cheia resort (800-900 m) is located in the homonymous depression that borders the Ciucas Massif to the South. It houses a meteorological station, a Natural Museum of the Upper Teleajen Valley, Cheia Monastery and further away on the road to Ploiesti, Suzana Monastery which both are outstanding religious monuments in the Telejenel Valley).

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Additional Photos by Eduard Baak (snowfalken) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 4 N: 219] (1116)
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