The Giant Mountains - The Small Pond
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The Giant Mountains - The Small Pond

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View on glacial lake The Small Pond (Mały Staw) and mountain hut "Samotnia" in polish part of The Giant Mountains (Karkonosze).

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A: Schronisko Samotnia

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D: Samotnia 03

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

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F: On the Path to Refuge Samotnia in Karkonosze

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G: Mountain hut "Strzecha Akademicka"

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I: Rownia Pod Sniezka

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J: Lucni Bouda - Krkonose

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