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Diana refuge

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Diana refuge, located at 1520 m altitude, in Piatra Craiului mountains N-V slope, between Padina Inchisa and Padina Popii valley. The refuge is a good place to spend the night or wait for the rain to pass.

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A: After Diana refuge

by Vieru Claudiu, 280 meters away

First glimpse of the mountain range Piatra Craiului, 15 minutes later after leaving Diana refuge. We ...

After Diana refuge

B: Towards Padina Popii

by Vieru Claudiu, 360 meters away

Going from Diana refuge to Padina Popii peak. This panorama was taken at an altitude of 1660 m in Pia...

Towards Padina Popii

C: Diana's tower

by Vieru Claudiu, 390 meters away

Climbing on the track to Padina Popii peak, in Piatra Craiului mountains, we took a short rest. We ca...

Diana's tower

D: Tyrolian traverse glade

by Vieru Claudiu, 1.8 km away

A camping site close to Curmatura chalet, on the track from Curmatura to Prapastiile Zarnestilor

Tyrolian traverse glade

E: curmatura house

by mantas talmantas, 1.8 km away

It was quite a rainy day at the mountain. We climb / hike with no real shoes. we had only sandals and...

curmatura house

F: Curmatura chalet

by Vieru Claudiu, 1.9 km away

In front of Curmatura chalet, in the middle of Piatra Craiului mountains. Located at 1470m altitude, ...

Curmatura chalet

G: Winter trekking in Piatra Craiului

by Vieru Claudiu, 2.2 km away

This panorama was taken while trekking on the Piatra Craiului mountains, on the 30.12.2012. We are on...

Winter trekking in Piatra Craiului

H: Piatra Craiului

by Vieru Claudiu, 2.2 km away

This panorama was taken on a cloudy autumn morning in Piatra Craiului mountains. Curmatura chalet is ...

Piatra Craiului

I: Plaiul Foii lodge

by Vieru Claudiu, 3.1 km away

We are looking at Plaiul Foii lodge, located at 12 km away from the city of Zarnesti. It is considere...

Plaiul Foii lodge

J: Curmatura - Zarnesti

by Vieru Claudiu, 3.3 km away

This panoramic picture was taken following the dirt road from Curmatura to Zarnesti.

Curmatura - Zarnesti

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