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Vf. Netedu, July 2016

A silly little challenge: starting on the plains, climb a long ridge and see how high into the Fagaras mountains we could reach in a day hike. The answer: we summited Vf. Netedu, overlooking Balea Lac.
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View from our starting point.

The trail starts along a road

The road narrows

And narrows further

Transfagaras highway

Campanula sp.

Approaching treeline

View back to the plain



Narrow trail


Pinus montana


Rhododendron sp.

Potentilla heptaphylla

Campanula alpina?

Summit of Netedu, with Vanatorea lui Buteanu in the background (left of center)

Muchia Buteanu

Balea Lac

Viola sp.?

Sheep on the road