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Fagaras Mountains
Also known as the "Transylvanian Alps", as a 19th century traveler called them, the Fagaras are truly the highest, largest, widest, rockiest and most impressive mountain range in Romania, whether we are talking about extreme skiers, rock climbers, regular mountaineers or people interested in a nice and quiet place in the middle of the nature.
Stretching for more than 70 km from E to W, south of the main Brasov-Sibiu road, they will reveal to a daring hiker more than 20 summits at above 2000 meters, among which six offering the unique feeling of walking on the clouds, by being elevated at over 2500 m above the sea level. The mountains are peppered with more than 40 glacial lakes, the highest of which is Lake Mioarele at 2282m, Balea Lake is the widest (4,65 hectares) and Podragu Lake is the deepest (15,5 m. depth). Temperatures vary widely in between their recorded extremes (-38°C to +25°C).
The second highest road in Europa, (highest point: 2040 m. elevation), also known as the Transfagarasan, crosses these mountains from Curtea de Arges (S) to Cartisoara (N), being open between late June and October.

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Additional Photos by Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748)
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