When I invite people from abroad to my place I always try to show them the best side of Poland. Cause a “wow effect”. Make the visitors spread a good word about our country, tell others to stop wondering where to spend the next holiday and choose Poland. It was my plan this time as well. My friend from France and another one from Sweden (though originally from India :)) visited us for a few days. Both of them have already been to Poland before but one has never hiked in Polish mountains and the other just for a short time. I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t decide to change that! That’s why we decided to go for two days to Tatra mountains. The hike was quite tiring for them – unexperienced hikers but I think that the views rewarded them enough 🙂
We started our two days in Tatras from Kuźnice. On the first day we just wanted to reach Murowaniec mountain hut. Just a little warm up before a more demanding ascend on the next day 🙂 It wasn’t a long hike (less than 3 hours) but it was quite disquieting at times. We were accompanied by a very pleasant sound of thunders, the clouds didn’t seem to be very friendly either… Luckily it just rained a bit and the worst storm didn’t catch us. We reached Murowaniec safely and after dinner we decided to take another short walk to Black Pond Gasienicowy (Czarny Staw Gąsienicowy)
The next morning we climbed Kasprowy Wierch (1987 meters) and then took a red trail towards Kondracka Pass (Przełęcz pod Kopą Kondracką) and then down via Kondratowa Coomb (Hala Kondratowa). The views are impossible to describe, you just have to see them 🙂
The results of the trip were: eight hurting legs, three sunburned faces, a few blisters on the feet, one lost hat – and four big smiles 🙂
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