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Sfinga & Mravenčí in der Felsenstadt Skalák
Czech Republic

Skalák is one of the rock towns of the Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj). The trail through Skalák to the neighboring Hrubá Skála often leads through narrow gaps like here between the rocks Sfinga and Mravenčí. In the background the Jeřábí.

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Uploaded: 04/05/2009
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Tags: rock town; climbing area; skalák; gap; hiking trail; bohemian paradise; Český ráj
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