Much of the scenery was not too dissimilar to the English Lake District or Snowdonia in North Wales, but
the scale of things was just that bit more grand.
Our third night brought a more welcome water source in this valley not too far off the ridge. Dawn on day
four was again pretty impressive.
Much of the going at the beginning of the day was relatively easy across broad, open ridge lines. We were
now above the 2000m mark and there were a few patches of old snow clinging to the northern aspects.
As on all but one day of the trek, the day started very pleasantly weather-wise. In fact, we only had one
poor day when the cloud came down though there was no rain throughout.
Here in the foreground on the right, one of the red and white striped path markers can be seen. We followed
this trail for five out of our six days as it traversed the full length of the Fagaras ridge.
As the day progressed, the landscape began to get more dramatic with more distinct peaks compared to the
massy moors of the morning.
The going continued to be relatively easy however, though the ascent and descent was still significant.
We tended to take a short break in the morning and afternoon with a slightly longer break for lunch. Here
I'm consulting our map - a 1:60000 Hungarian document which provided adquate detail for most of the route.
Some of the scenery was very alpine in character, like this amazing valley to the north of the ridge from
the Zarnei saddle.
This short scramble led us from the main ridgeline to Romania's highest peak, Moldoveanu. We left the sacks
back on the ridge to speed our quick detour.
Here we are atop Peak Moldoveanu at 2544m. I think Colin decided that if girls can reveal their bellies
then he could too. Each to their own...
A quick self-portrait on the top too.
This is the spur returning to the main ridge from the summit of Moldoveanu.
Back on the main ridge, the descent to the next saddle gave these impressive conditions. Cloud banked out
the north (right) side of the ridge while the south (left) side bathed in sunshine.