The clouds get “caught” by the Tatra’s high peaks and often threaten with rain even on a sunny day. Part of the trail that traverses the slope is visible; that was not our hike but you can appreciate the steepness of the climb.
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 … More Tatra Mountains I
Pedestrian is the only way you can visit Tatra Mountains in Poland. Today I will share one photo only, but in the subsequent days I will take you on a journey through our beautiful mountains. This hike takes you from the top of Kasprowy Wierch to Zakopane. It is June, the weather is perfect – … More Definitely Pedestrian / WPC
Lake Jean in Ricketts Glen State Park is a popular place for kayaking. We stopped at the lake just to take a look – and a couple of photographs – before we started the hike. Already there were a couple of people kayaking. We have met a couple who live nearby and they come to … More Kayaking at Lake Jean
With my family visiting this month all the way from Poland, we are travelling farther from home to show them beautiful corners of Pennsylvania. Last Sunday we went to Ricketts Glen State Park near Wilkes-Barre. Ricketts is famous for its numerous waterfalls ranging from 11 to 94 feet in height. The trail is divided in … More Waterfalls at Ricketts Glen
Pieniny Mountains in the south of Poland. Today you can enjoy the view on the top. You would get there following one of the trails, meeting on the way with fellow hikers and together admiring the gorgeous panoramas. This one way to enjoy the Pieniny Mountains. Another is to take a raft on the Dunajec … More Atop Pieniny Mountains / WPC
Today I want to show you a view of Beskidy Mountains in Poland. They are not high mountains, we have much higher, but very popular with the hikers. In the summer there is many, many people on the trails. The town down below is Ustron where I took you a couple of days ago to … More Beskidy Mountains
I am in the habit of taking my camera with me every time I go somewhere. Even if at first thought my destination seems unlikely to be of any interest because it is so ordinary and common, there may be things on the way that will be worth stopping. This time I am taking my son to a … More Asleep Canoes