Land of Extinct Volcanoes part 4/16 - Wilcza Mountain

in #travel2 years ago (edited)

The trail starts south of Złotoryja, on a sharp road turn with a place to park and a big sign. At first it leads to Wilcza Jama (Wolf's Den), Niedźwiedzia Jama (Bear's Den) and Skalny Wodospad (Stone Waterfall). These are rocks cut horizontally, supposedly by water erosion. The problem is, nearest water is a periodic stream (now dry) several meters below level where it is said to be carving softer parts of the rocks. If that was indeed the source of erosion, then the field on the other side of the stream, unprotected by forest, would be stripped of all the soil with first flood big enough to reach the rocks.


I imagine the water actually comes from fields and road above the rocks during autumn rains and spring thaw and only then flows into the stream below carrying some sand extracted from the rocks.

The trail starts and disappears - I had to walk straight through the forest before I finally found it.

In the end we have to climb to main road that leads to the top. Once on the road, at first we are greeted by warning signs from active basalt quarry that still eats the mountain.

After a while the trail stops, right at the foot of the old part of the quarry. Further way is blocked by barbed wire and more warning signs. One can climb top scrap of the mountain using rugged path over steep unprotected walls. I preferred to walk around until I reached another part of the fence.

The exposed part of the rock nicely shows how basalt columns bend into arcs.

On my way back I found this strange polypore.

At first I thought someone blew a can of PUR foam and thrown it away :o)


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Hey dev answer here, the site was developed with chrome in mind as it's the most used browser at the moment!

I had other people that had issues using Firefox though, as well with strict settings like yours as you said it's likely due to you strict settings.

We don't run any ads, but it might be the google analytics scripts that are being blocked!

The map currently automatically asks for a location (so you can zoom and see what is around you)!

Markerclusterer is necessary and a library I use so that you don't see thousands of pin, but rather a big dot with the number of posts in there!

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Is it possible to add multiple geolocations in the same post? Because it does not seem so. I can add their code, but only last one shows up on the map later.

This is not possible and will not be added, as it could cause issues with people abusing it on one hand, and the map filling up with the same posts multiple times, which might give a bad browsing experience!

It seems natural to use multiple geotags in post that describes many places (f.e. in I wanted to pin start of official trail around the mountain as well as shortcut leading directly to the quarry).
I don't see how it prevents abuse either, if one could just make multiple posts composed of geotag + link to main post, but ok.

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