Trip to Pietrele Doamnei
The trip to Pietrele Doamnei (Lady’s Stones) was the most spectacular part in our journey. I found it spectacular also because my parents amazed me with their ability to climb the rocks.
We mostly used the car for our trips and even though we saw many interesting things, we were pretty inactive so it felt great to have some activity in the fresh air (Trekking is my “secret” love).
We chose the track no. 1 (though we got a little lost on our way back). It was very crowded, if I may say this. At some point we were actually standing in line with other people because the pathways were kinda narrow.
Pietrele Doamnei (Lady’s Stones) is a protected area in Rarău Mountains. It is a very important area because of the fauna and flora but also because it’s geological value (fossils have been found in the composition of the limestone).
The view is extraordinary and worth seeing. Though at a first sight I found the track difficult, it was ok in the end. There were families with small children and they managed their way up (and my mom, wearing sandals, got away with it safe and sound but I don’t recommend it). The track was short but gave me an excellent vibe.
On our way back we stopped at the hut to eat Bucovinean „balmoș” (some local dish with sour cream, cheese and maize flour). It was eaten before I even got the chance to take a photo of it. I think you’ll have to go there and try it for yourself.