Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wielka Rawka, Mała Rawka and Połonina Caryńska

Wielka Rawka 1304 meters amsl - the highest mountain ranges of the western part in the Bieszczady Mountains.

Bieszczady Mountains


In previous posts I wrote that when we were here for the first time we fell in love with these mountains, so we decided to come back again just a week later...

Bieszczady Mountains
a plan of our trip

Bieszczady Mountains
differences in the heights

From Ustrzyki Dolne to Wielka Rawka leads the blue trail.

Bieszczady Mountains
we went briskly, step by step


Bieszczady Mountains
through the forest


Bieszczady Mountains
with a little pause


Bieszczady Mountains
we protect bears in Bieszczady - and according to what the sign way saying, we took our leftovers with us, to protect this place from visits of the wild bears


Bieszczady Mountains
a little higher


After about 2.5 hours we've finally reached the first summit Wielka Rawka, the way was very pleasant although a couple of hours before it was raining here. From here we had a wonderful view on the Polish, Slovakian and Ukrainian part of the Bieszczady.

Bieszczady Mountains
beautiful views after leaving the forest


Bieszczady Mountains
on the peak "Wielka Rawka"

Bieszczady Mountains
wonderful view from "Wielka Rawka"


Bieszczady Mountains
on the border


Bieszczady Mountains
Polish-Ukrainian border


After several minutes of pleasant laziness we moved forward to the Polish-Ukrainian border close to the border pillars.


Bieszczady Mountains
Krzemieniec mountain


Bieszczady Mountains
nice view of bieszczady mountains


Krzemieniec was visible in the distance, but we didn't go there because the weather was uncertain and from south we noticed rain clouds :) so we get back to Wielka Rawka and following the yellow trail we have reached Mała Rawka.


Bieszczady Mountains
next to stone column


Bieszczady Mountains
"Mała Rawka" in the distance


Bieszczady Mountains
through the forest


Bieszczady Mountains
view from "Przełęcz Wyżniańska"


Bieszczady Mountains
views on "Połonina Caryńska"


Bieszczady Mountains
"Przełęcz Wyżniańska"

Bieszczady Mountains
"Połonina Caryńska"


Afterwards from a Mała Rawka we came to Przełęcz Wyżniańska, and with green trail to the Połonina Caryńska, from there with red trail to Ustrzyki Górne.


Bieszczady Mountains
signpost on Połonina Caryńska


Bieszczady Mountains
information board on Połonina Caryńska


Bieszczady Mountains
our cottage in "Polańczyk" village

Unfortunately, on the halfway back to the Utrzyki Górne it started to rain, it was a really heavy rain and we were soaked wet. So quickly we went by car to the village Polańczyk where we rent a small wooden house for our stay.




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