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The Giant Mountains (Karkonosze) near the mountain hut "Samotnia"

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A view from near of blue trail between mountain hut "Samotnia" and The Hunting Lodge. The glacial cirque of The Small Pond (Mały Staw) and mountain hut "Samotnia" is visible to the south. Other mountain hut "Strerzcha Akademicka" is visible to the east. Panorama made above the clouds - layer of the clouds over Karpacz is visible to the north.

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A: On the Path to Refuge Samotnia in Karkonosze

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E: Schronisko Samotnia

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F: The Giant Mountains - The Small Pond

by Grzegorz Jóźków, 460 meters away

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G: Mountain hut "Strzecha Akademicka"

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by Patryk Szarek, 1.1 km away

I: Rownia Pod Sniezka

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J: Karpacz

by Patryk Szarek, 1.9 km away


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