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Pictures list from October 4th, 2006

I wasn't able to find much material on the Internet regarding Valea lui Stan in the southern Fagaras range so I walked somehow into unknown territory... and what I found there exceeded all my expectations! I consider this to be one of the best trails in Romania - and I've seen quite a lot of them! During the two-hour ascent (including breaks) the landscape is terribly wild and the valley is either a quiet riverbed dotted with small rocks or raging waterfalls. There are 8-10 metallic ladders and more cable handrails; unfortunately they're quite damaged but on the other hand some kind people repaired them recently in some spots. However the trail is dangerous and I reccomend it only to the ones with a good sense of equilibrium; there are some places where a wrong step will send you 10-20 meters lower in the river. Towards the end there is a place when one has to go thru the river itself; the water is more than knee-high.

1. Typical valley landscape

2. The first waterfall

3. A larger waterfall

4. A tributary

5. The trail

6. The largest ladder

7. The bottom of the largest ladder

8. Another small lake

9. A helpful tree

10. Two waterfalls

11. Another lake

12. The end dam

13. At the end