Power hiking

© Jürgen Sauer

"The forest is often shrouded in mist, and tonight the smoke from our campfire hangs almost motionless throughout the valley, like a spooky white veil drifting in the dark blue Transylvanian twilight. There is Something about The Night in these lonely mountains…

"According to Emily Gerard, whose writings back in the nineteenth century ignited the worldwide reputation for strange goings-on in the thick forests and craggy landscape of the Transylvanian Carpathians (albeit indirectly, by way of Bram Stoker), the local people had a propensity for superstition. As reason number one, Gerard offers this... "

— page 75, Into the Carpathians, Part 1
© Alan E. Sparks