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My favorite themes - the Tatras and a short trip.

The massif of Czerwone Wierchy is made up of three summits at around 2,100m each - Krzesanica at 2,122m, Małołączniak and Ciemniak at 2,096m each and Kopa Kondracka at 2,005m.

The name Czerwony Wierch (singular) was originally used for Małołączniak whereas today Czerwone Wierchy (plural) is the name of the four-summit massif between the Dolina Kościeliska in the west and Tomanowa Przełęcz/Tomanovské sedlo (1686m) in the southwest, and two passes north and east of Kopa Kondracka in the east.

All the red in the toponyms here, albeit indirectly, is connected with the rock type. But this time the colour does not indicate the usual suspect, the rusty iron compounds, despite iron ore having been mined in the sides of the massif a couple of centuries ago. On the limestone and dolomite rocks that form the bulk of the Red Peaks lies a granitoid, acidic cap of Małołączniak, which yields poor soil, only good enough for some hardy grasses, such as highland rush and the endemic Oreochloa disticha, which turn red easily and early, already in July - summitpost.org.

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5631 W: 2 N: 11132] (52330)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-08-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-09-06 12:10
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