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Valea Sâmbetei chalet - Răcorele saddle

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GPS Coordinates:
45,61518 N, 24,78077 E

Duration: 3 h
Length: 3 km
Height difference: +800 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

To get to the beginning of the mark, we have to follow from Cabana Valea Sâmbetei the red triangle mark up, approx. 20 min. We're reaching a bookmark branch. That's where he's leaving

Valea Sâmbetei cottage - Fereastra Mică

We're breaking apart

Valea Sâmbetei cottage - Fereastra Mare

Our marker moves on the right side of the valley. Soon we meet the Ferăstrăul brook, a tributary that comes from the right and forms a beautiful waterfall, approx. 40 m, called Rachorele or Ferăstrău waterfall. The trail here climbs slightly but sustained in the SV direction, on a spur, separating two valley. We continue climbing slightly in the west direction. After passing through a short, 20-m-long passage called La cheie, where there are some safety cables, we reach the first terrace of the Răcorele. Here we meet 2 lakes named Topila Baronesei (2200 m). From this area starts

Sâmbăta complex - Răcorele saddle

Our trail continues uphill with a slight deviation to the left, bypassing the bottom of the Racorele bathtub, coming out in the Racorle saddle where we meet the mark:

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