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Pictures list from June 19th, 2004

Superb one-day trip in my favourite mountains. I've left Bucharest with the 6.23am train bound from Pitesti, then took two minibuses to Curtea de Arges and Capataneni where I was lucky enough to get a quick thumb ride from two hikers which went to Balea by car so I reached the Oticu river mouth (actually Buda's) way faster than thought - 10.30am. I then walked the 17km/10mi of forestry road up to Podul Giurgiului then took the Orzaneaua Mare valley up to the main ridge, on Orzanelelor Saddle . More snow than my expectations! I've kept the ridge up to Podragu Saddle then went down thru Podragu and Turnuri chalets to Victoria . I didn't arrive in Victoria in time to catch the last bus so I've slept a night outside, in a field.

1. Hiking the Buda valley (365 kB)

2. The upper part of Buda (304 kB)

3. With the remains of a victim (358 kB)

4. A stream under the snow (319 kB)

5. Orzaneaua Mare, first glacial step (264 kB)

6. Waterfall and snowbridge in upper Orzaneaua Mare valley (227 kB)

7. The last glacial step (148 kB)

8. The Vistea Mare valley, with Victoria far away (206 kB)

9. The Moldoveanu Peak (163 kB)

10. The Orzaneaua Mica glacial valley (175 kB)

11. The Podragu glacial valley, with the partly frozen lake (152 kB)

12. An ibex (155 kB)

13. Two more ibexes (222 kB)

14. At the Turnuri Chalet (272 kB)