February 13, 2016

Rocks in the Woods

Just after the first snowfall of the winter, when things got black and white, I explored some stone fields in the woods of the northern Czech Republic.

It was on two trips I took over a weekend. First, I went to see the Krkavčí Skaly (Raven Rocks), a sandstone rock wall topped with a few towers.


The rocks cover a relatively small area, but it's enough for a nice hike with some pretty views.

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The next day I went with a friend to check out a location called Oldrichovske Skaly (Oldrichov Rocks). It's is a hill packed with tons of granite boulderstones.

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Unlike the previous site, here are some rocks all over the place.

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Many of which have cool shapes, such as this one:

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It wasn't just the rocks that were neat to look at along the way..

And further up the hill is Skalni Hrad (Stone Castle), a rock formation that was, according to a legend, used as a shelter by bandits during the Dark Ages.

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There are steps carved in the stone that goes to the top, where's a leveled surface with a bench. The snow made everything look calm, but the wind was substantial up there.

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The weather didn't allow some distant views, but that was fine. Trees swinging in the wind were cool to watch too.

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Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Stories



    Paul Hotvedt
    March 27, 2018 at 04:17

    beautiful work, Mr. Stepanovic.

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      Jakub Stepanovic
      March 27, 2018 at 10:22

      Thank you, Paul!

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