Varful Magura, Cisnadoara
From the village center drive near the river Raul Cisnadie, pass the natural monument Piatra Broastei and park the car somewhere near the small river.
I started the hike at 10:00 am, clear sunny day, cold and the ground was frozen.
Follwed a forest road for about 1,5 km, after an intersection go straight, but then the hiking trail leads from the road to the left into the forest.
I followed the foodprints of two other hikers, otherwise I for sure havn’t found the trail entrance because only sometimes there are red marks on the trees. Especially the starting point was not visible for me and without the foodprints I would have continued on the forest road.
The way became steaper and after a while I reached a ridge.
Followed the ridge and then up again. The snow became deeper, but in the worst case max. about 30-40 cm which was still walkable without snow shoes.
After 2 hours hike, I reached the peak, Varful Magura, 1.304m
There are no trees on the top and the round view was stunning.
On the way back, I watched two deer passing the ridge and searching for some greens below the snow.
Reached the car at 1:50 pm, the valley was filled with sun and not even a light wind blew. Beautiful day for hiking or just having a picknick in the snow 🙂