The Gorge of Turda

Like I said in the previous post, a month ago we went trekking from one gorge to another. This is the second one, the gorge of Turda, where we decided to go up to the peak, then descend and walk through the cove near the small river. Going up the mountain wasn’t as hard as I imagined it to be. As we went onward, the landscape became more and more snowy.

heading to the peak

heading to the peak

We were so busy concentrating on not getting our ankles torn among the rocks that we didn’t even notice how white the place was until we got to the peak. Some of us even went through a pretty steep trail to get to the cross at the top. Looking down was a bit frightening, but the adrenaline was awesome and the sites were amazing from there.

snowy Turda gorge

snowy Turda gorge

we finally reached the peak!

we finally reached the peak!

the "cross team" :)

the “cross team” 🙂

With photos done and our sandwiches eaten, we started descending. I have to tell you that climbing upward was a hell of a lot easier than going down. There were some crazy slippery rocks we had to fight against, not to mention the steepness of the place. At one point my legs started shaking so hard that I had to stop for a few minutes to gather myself (not to mention the muscle fever I had the next two days). Anyways, arriving to the river was a breather. And there was no snow or hard wind, either.

Turda cove

Turda cove

I’ve been here many times when I was a little kid, but I’ve never really noticed how beautiful the place truly was. Even though the weather was horrible, it was probably the best trip I’ve taken here ever. I liked how we got to walk through most parts of it, because during my earlier visits I only got to explore segments of it.

Turda gorge

Turda gorge

There was this pretty little waterfall, which brought a little Spring into our hearts once we saw it. Interestingly, everything around it was green, as though the snow hadn’t been falling all day long.

mountain spring

mountain spring

6 Responses to “The Gorge of Turda

  • How I’ve loved it here! I’ll have to dig up some photos, see if I can post something myself 😀

    • I’ll be checking in to see your version! 🙂 We went again last week and it was snowy and icy and even more beautiful. I’ll be posting about that too soon, I hope 🙂

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