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The Eagles-Lake at Siriu, seen from a rock

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A: Siriu Barrage

by Neculai Gabriel, 1.6 km away

Siriu Barrage

B: The Siriu Dam in Buzau

by Michael Pop, 2.4 km away

The Siriu Dam in Buzau

C: Nice landscape near Nehoiu

by Michael Pop, 13.6 km away

Nice landscape near Nehoiu

D: Cheia Muntele Rosu

by Sergiu Mitrofan, 22.7 km away

In front of Muntele Rosu chalet on a day with very few cars present due to snowy conditions.

Cheia Muntele Rosu

E: Rock Towers in Ciucas

by Vieru Claudiu, 23.4 km away

Hiking in Ciucas mountains

Rock Towers in Ciucas

F: Babele la sfat - Old Ladies keeping council

by Vieru Claudiu, 23.4 km away

Hiking in Ciucas Mountains. This landmark is called Babele la sfat - Old Ladies keeping council.     ...

Babele la sfat - Old Ladies keeping council

G: Close to Ciucas Peak

by Vieru Claudiu, 23.4 km away

Glancing at our track from Ciucas chalet, very close to Ciucas Peak

Close to Ciucas Peak

H: Tigaile Mari

by Vieru Claudiu, 23.4 km away

Hiking to Ciucas peak. A beautifull view towards Intorsura Buzaului region.

Tigaile Mari

I: Ciucas peak

by Vieru Claudiu, 23.8 km away

Ciucas Peak (1954m) is the highest peak in the mountain range with the same name.

Ciucas peak

J: Goliath Tower

by Vieru Claudiu, 24.3 km away

Descending from Ciucas Peak, on the path to Bratocea pass. A good view of the Goliath Tower.         ...

Goliath Tower

This panorama was taken in Romania, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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