Photographer's Note

Another shot from the Gorce mts.
Gorce are a well isolated group of mountains situated in the middle part of Outer West Carpathian Mountains. They occupy an area of about 550sq. km and present a shape of mountain ridge, over 40km long and round 14km wide, divided by the Ochotnica valley into two massives: that of Turbacz (1310m o.s.l.) and the other one of Luban (1211m). The massif of Turbacz, the highest mountain of Gorce, is of a starfish shape. From its peak, large mountain ridges, separated one from another with deep valleys, run towards all four quarters of the globe. Shifted towards south-east the Luban (1211m) range is a narrow, rolling ridge about 25km, without distinct side branches.
The Gorce Mountains present an example of an exceptionally harmonious system wherein natural landscape has been enriched by extensive agriculture and sheepherding. At the feet of the mountains a landscape of cultured character prevails, with plough - land and settlements dominating. Higher up, the landscape becomes almost natural, with vast range of forests divided with open spaces of sheepherding glades. Several ridge glades situated over 1000m o.s.l. present excellent view points to see Tatra, Tatra Highlands, Pieniniy, Spisz and Beskid Mountains. This is why Gorce are considered to be the mountains of the most beautiful landscapes in Poland.

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Additional Photos by Robert Karpowicz (Karpiu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 152 W: 44 N: 119] (1500)
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