Puchaczowka pass (848 m)
A pass in the northern part of the Snieznik Massif (Masyw Snieznika) separating Czarna Gora from ridges of the Krowiarki (Cow Hills). In the 18th century after Silesian wars between Prussia and Austria, a guard post was placed on the pass to fight a smuggling business. Nowadays a paved road from Bystrzyca Klodzka to Stronie Slaskie passes by the saddle. The pass became popular due to vicinity of a ski centre in Sienna (1.5 km from the pass). Also, in summer, it is a popular starting point for walks to Czarna Gora (1.5 km) and Snieznik (7 km) as well as to vast scenic meadows of the Krowiarki (4 km).
Above the pass there is a free car park and a junction of tourist trails. The second car park is located on the pass (turn of red and green tourist trails), just by the white, 18th century shrine. Due to local tradition it commemorates a Prussian soldier from garrison in Klodzko who did not want to serve in the Fritz’s army, thus was sentenced to death. Over the pass there is a chalet where in summer you can buy a local cheese (similar to highlander’s cheese from Zakopane) and some scenic meadows with panoramas of the Zlote Mts. (N) as well as Snieznik and Czarna Gora (SE-S) dominating the landscape.
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fritzi007 (11025) 2014-04-07 13:09
wunderschöne Winterlandschaft, super Farbkombination, gratuliere!
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-07 13:56
Wow! Piękna zimowa scena! Fantastyczny kadr z bardzo dobra realizacja. Masz świetne wyczucie kolorów oraz kontrastu. Brawo!
tenretin (2587) 2014-04-07 14:48
Belle photo avec un cadrage équilibre et des couleurs naturelles bien que je trouve le ciel un peu sombre.
rogerl (1616) 2014-04-07 16:16
Arek, this is a nicely framed and well-exposed winter scene. The blue gradient in the sky is quite lovely, and you have great sharpness everywhere. Thanks.
cargus (10273) 2014-04-08 10:31
Excellent paysage d’hiver, bien encadré et bien joué dans les plus belles couleurs de l’hiver, une image bien fait.!