Tatra Mountains I

Tatra Mountains, the highest mountains in Poland, are part of the Carpathian Mountains. The highest peak, Rysy, reaches 8200 ft. The mountains are a national park and very popular destination with hikers.

There is an abundance of trails but since these are high mountains, most hikes are taking the best part of the day. For those who embark on longer trips, mountain hostels are an excellent option to stop for the night and get a hot meal.

As you might expect, weather is rather unpredictable. The day may start with beautiful sunshine and end up with cloudy skies and temperatures dropping significantly. Until May there is always the possibility of snow falling, even if nothing suggest it in the morning.

We hiked there in the beginning of June and you will see last year’s snow still on the ground in the deeper and sunless ravines. We hiked on two days and were blessed with beautiful weather, although on top it was obviously much colder and windy.

 

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