Piatra Craiului: Curmatura – 26.02.2011

Posted: March 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

After a looong recovery due to some knee injury I’ve started again to go out. I’ve been to Grind Hut at the end of January (coming soon after recovering the photos) and my left knee didn’t quite enjoyed this trek. In fact it’s not my knee who is not enthusiastic about hiking. It’s one of the tendon inserted below the knee cap. It seems that I’m suffering for ITBS – Iliotibial Band Syndrome. Like any medical diagnostic is sounds kind of … “what?“. I’m not gonna talk about this here, but if anyone is suffering from side sharp knee pain when climbing down the mountains they can take a look here.

Anyway coming back, 2 weeks ago, Rose and me started on an easy trek between Botorog and Curmatura hut around 11 AM. The plan … to have a tea at Curmatura and to enjoy the nice weather outside.

The snow was not too big, probably 10 – 20 cm. It was a little windy from time to time and the trees were throwing away their snowy clothes … on us. It was refreshing anyway 🙂

After finishing the woody part of the route we’ve reached Zanoaga glade. From here we had a nice view on the main Piatra Craiului ridge. The sun was shinning ans warming us.

This guy took pictures the whole day 🙂

Bufni was waiting for us at the entrance …

Rose couldn’t refuse the delicious bean soup from Curmatura… and Bufni was just happy to see us I guess.

After enjoying the tea (and soup) we’ve took some nice shots from the balcony.

We really enjoyed this relaxing trek to Curmatura. The weather was just great and it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday. I’m glad that my knee responded well to physiotherapy and some stretching exercises that I’m doing at home and I hope it will not stand between me and the mountain 🙂


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