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Let's travel together #66 - The Howling Waterfall (Cascada Urlatoarea)

in travelfeed •  4 months ago

It's often said that visitng a waterfall may represent one of the most spectacular things you can see while on an outdoors adventure, but what about a Howling Waterfall?
While some of the waterfalls are hypnotizing you with their glitter, some with their flow and some with their size, the waterfall presented on today's post will strike you with its howl.
So let's discover its story.

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The Howling Waterfall can be found in the Bucegi Mountains from Romania and it represents one of the most beautiful waterfalls from the country.
So it's no wonder that the enchanting waterfall attracts every year thousands of tourists from all over the place, ready to discover a new wild place and its story.
Depending on the time of the year when you are visiting the 15m height waterfall, the track may take from 1 hour and a half to 2 hours - so take your time to relax and enjoy your journey up to this beauty.

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It's also known that the Bucegi Mountains are one of the most beautiful mountains from Romania due to how many spectacular touristic attraction they have. The problem is that most of them are asking for a lot of effort from you and your body and they are not that easy to be accessed by those who are not having a good fettle.
Fortunately, The Howling Waterfall represents the easiest track from this area and it's created with the help of the Urlatoarea brook.
The whole trail up to the waterfall is marked with a red dot and even though it's considered a relaxing walk between the mountains, there are still different dangers that can show up.
Throughout time there have been several accidents or even deaths due to the tourists who are not respecting the warning signs about the slippery rocks and that it's forbidden to try and climb them.
Some other warning signs are also announcing the fact that in this place were noticed many bears so better watch out.

The name of the waterfall was given by the loud noise created when the water is falling out, but the name is also representing the ceaselessly crying of a grieved woman.
The legend says that there were two shepherd brothers who fell in love with a young wonderful lady (which was considered the most beautiful girl from the city) but without knowing that they were both loving the same girl.
When they found out this detail they asked the girl to make a choice between them two, but as the lady denied the request, they started fighting till death.
When the girl found out about the tragedy that happened, she threw herself off the mountain.
This is how where the girl died was created the waterfall which represents her eternal crying for the two brothers and the two mountains that surround the waterfall are the bodies of the guys, named- Jepul Mic and Jepul Mare.

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On just a few more hundreds of meters above the waterfall, there can be found two more waterfalls, smaller though - called The Great Howling Waterfall and The Little Howling Waterfall.
It's true that not many people get the chance to visit them as the route is not developed and there are huge risks to slip over.
Nearby the waterfall it's a throne-shaped stone called The Queen's Armchair - a place where the Queen Mary stopped by and rest, according to what local people are saying. However the stone can be visited only by connoisseurs as the trail is not marked.

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To get to The Howling Waterfall you have to drive on DN1 (the direction to Sinaia) then change to Telecabinei Street.
On this street you will find the Silva Hotel from where the path to the waterfall starts. The route will get you parallel to the water until the road turns-off. You will need to follow the red dot which takes you to the left - the route to the right is marked with a blue triangle and is the way to the The Burned Stone Chalet. (RO: Cabana Piatra Arsa)
Either way you can also arrive to the waterfall from Poiana Tapului.

Even though the track is easy to be accessed even by 3 years old kids, as I have already mentioned there are risks to slip over depending on the time of the year when you are visiting the waterfall.
So before you venture into a new journey.. below you will find a list with the

RECOMMENDED EQUIPEMENT:

  • hiking boots;
  • raincoat;
  • a bottle of water;
  • and LOTS of fun!!!

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SEE YOU IN THE NEXT TRIP! 🏕

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Ouch! A heart breaking story but still I believe in love 😂 Your photos are awesome!

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Hehe, thank you! :)

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Thank you so freaking much guys! ♥️

some beautiful photos that deserve to be cover of travel magazine

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Hehek, thank you :D

Very well designed, great photos, great description.

This post should be put on Ministry of Turism's table to see how a flyer can be done to inform possible tourist in the area because we have lack of everything in this segment.

Keep going miss!

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Wow, haha. Thank you so much, that really means a lot to me 😃

WOW!!!😍😍
Really AMAZING waterfall!
Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing!
( I would be happy if you could take a look at your my latest post:)

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Thank you! :)

OMG I'm such a sucker for waterfalls from the smaller ones to the bigger ones loving them all!😍

Never been to Romania, but I need to see (and hear) this beauty!
Offtopic: How is camping in Romania?

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You definitely need to, there are a lot of great touristic attraction out there ♥️
I only go camping in Romania so I can ensure you that there are a lot of cool spots to set up your tent and enjoy the view and fresh air 😃

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Companies of traveling, web portals that give rating of the places, people who design tourist guides please have a look to this amazing girl called Gabriela.
Thanks for your efford in sharing all your contents with us

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Aww, many thanks!! 😃

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Thank you guys! You are amazing! ♥️

Hey @gabrielatravels

A waterfall linked to a love story that ended in tragedy is something new to me :)

I really like old stories that are part of a natural creation.

Great work on the additional tips and directions!

#mytravelguide #wegowhereyougo

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Thanks :D
Unfortunately it was a sad ending for the love story but look at the beauty that they left behind and keeps their story alive :)

The problem is that most of them are asking for a lot of effort from you and your body and they are not that easy to be accessed by those who are not having a good fettle.

Hah! This are the ones, let's go!

I love the girl story, it's so sad though. That place seems amazing, however, I'm sorry to say that I'd be one of the crazy people to try and climb that hihihihihihhi

Lovely place, I have to put that on my list for my self challenge of visiting as many waterfalls as possible, a friend and I have quite a nice collection already.

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That's sounds amazing! I'm a fan of waterfalls too and I can't wait to discover more 😊

Amazing pictures @gabrielatravels I am sure you had a great time there :)

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Definitely :)

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You are very active, I see!
You are invited to view it live, it's in my country and @gabrielatravels is a close friend :D
Cheers!

Beautiful pictures, and wonderful story!

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Thank you 😊

I enjoyed that trek as well as the story behind your Howling Waterfall... Sometimes we visit a place but don't get the local stories behind it - it is fun to hear them... And fills in the blanks about the place too! Cheers, and have a great weekend, @gabrielatravels!! :)

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Indeed. Thank you so much! 😊
Have a great weekend too! ♥️

Great as usual, no surprise here.
I like to check up on you and see you are doing a good work :D
Wish you an amazing week!

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Thank you so much 😊
Have a great start of the week and many great moments close to your loved ones! 😃

Hello gabrielatravels!

I love your photos, thank you for the tips and recommendations to bring on such an activity too! I find it so cool how the locals have maintained the reputation of the spot where Queen Mary has sat down!!

Looking forward to your future posts!

All the best @ericago

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Hello dear!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your time to read my travel post and pay attention to the little details :)
Best wishes!

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Reading your amazing posts makes me wonder if you are always on the road or you take this trips during the week-ends?

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Haha, that's a good question :D
Well this trip was taken like 4 or 5 years ago, lol. I have plenty of pictures from my trips and I write about them until I can travel again.
Currently I'm in the middle of my exams session so there aren't any new trips but the first one is going to be on 24th June.
I usually go on a roadtrip every summer (up to 10 days - everyday in other place) and other short trips (1 day trip) during the year depending on the free time or just in weekends :)

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