The whole mountain is in the Natura2000 reserve YOFF-379, so it is also the right place for a Green Party activation, and given that one can sleep over at the hut which is like 200m down ( 1 hour walk up ) from the summit, it is also available for a whole day long activation.
So friday afternoon I met with YO6HSH and YO6HXJ going up to the hut with some supplies and I also tagged along for a nice easy (yeah sure!) hike up on the family trail (red stripe). This is the easiest trail to the hut, even the donkeys can take it.
|some help is needed to carry up everything to the hut|
|View to the summit above the Bears Ravine (Medve-szakadék, Prăpastia Ursului)|
|YO6HSH making some QSOs at the last blazes of the sun|
|that's just me|
|The plateu of Nagykő|
|The summit: 1844m altitude|
|Panorama of the Bucegi mountains and Predeal city from the summit|
|The activation area (with last time activated YO/EC-028 in the background)|
|Some more sunset shots of the hut|
|The ruins of the old hut|
|Kept CQing into the evening|
|The path goes through dark forest and shiny clearings|
|one of the ladders|
|and another one|
After the canyon is still a long trail along the stream but without much height difference, so is rather boring.
Unfortunately the activation was a fail, but at least I could give out the reference for a few chasers, but the scenery is well worth it, I can only recommend for future activators. I will certainly come back...