Few shots from my hike to Szczeliniec Wielki in winter of 2013.
This weekend I took a short trip to Table Mountains. Since I've been there many times I didn't take much photos. Turned out, that I missed a monkey resembling stone formation before. And I've done hiking trail over Szczeliniec Wielki over 5 times already.. It really does look like a monkey, doesn't it? :)
I have also visited a place I've never been to before. It's what was left of Karol's Fort, which was built in 1790 by Prussian king Frederick William II to guard the border between Prussia and Austria. There's really almost nothing left except for a stone window and a viewing platform (that held 2 cannons). The view from the platform came out really bad, so no photos today, maybe next time. ;)
So, last weekend I took advantage of not-so-bad weather and went to the mountains. It was around 0*C, foggy, humid and hiking up was a bit tricky due to slippery path. On the top of Szczeliniec Wielki the visibility was really low, just up to 15-20 meters but snow with wind made for some interesting sculptures. :)
This weekend, on Saturday, I took a quick trip to the Table Mountains, to Szczeliniec Wielki. Table Mountains is the region I like very much. Peaks are not very high, so you don't have to be in a very good shape to climb them. Forest region is magical with all the rocks and paths between them. This was my third time there. I actually hoped for a little more cloudy weather, but the day turned out to be quite sunny and warm, so no foggy photos that day. ;)
To see this view, you need to climb 665 stairs, but it's definitely worth it. Beautiful both summer and winter (though climbing there in winter can be quite dangerous). The path starts in village Karłów, where you can park your car, and is about 5km long.
Firstly you just climb stairs in the forest (with some rocks for company) to reach height, then you walk more between rocks, sometimes the path gets very narrow, so I wouldn't advise it for someone with claustrophobia. Good boots are a "nice to have" thing because even during summer, the moisture from the rocks is quite strong so path is always wet somewhere.