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2018-03-08

Backcountry Explorations in Sudeten



 
Late morning in the Jeseniky mountains. It's -12°C.





 Sometimes you just don't want to stay on the track. Especially when it's all covered in tree needles, bark and cones.






  Piles of fluffy powder snow. With xc ski on I'm climbing the top of the Bílý kámen hill (948m). The map shows something I do want to explore.






This site is often referred to as Skritecká gorge, but it is not a gorge in the true sense of the word. There are some remains of an ancient pit. Back home I found out people used to mine silver here in the 18th century and then used it for money forgery.


 

 However, the shaft has dropped over time and today there is just a gap deep up to 40 m.

 



 Going downhill was a nice reward.
 It's about time to get back to the car.




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