Essential summit info
6 pointer YO/EC-297 "Magura Runcului" - www.sota.org.uk/Summit/YO/EC-297
6 pointer YO/EC-318 "Runcul" - www.sota.org.uk/Summit/YO/EC-318
Our Route: We made a circuit route that started and ended in the same place. We first activated Magura Runcului and then moved to Runcul. The terrain is pretty steep and could be extra-super muddy, depending on the weather and logging activity.
GPS Track: www.wandermap.net/ro/route/3547487-magura-runcului-yoec-297-si-runcul-yoec-318/
(download the track by clicking on "Export GPS data").
GSM coverage: Pretty good.
Summit conditions: Magura Runcului - forested. Runcul - mixed, both open and forested.
Other info: Despite looking benign from afar, these two little dimples are quite steep and probably tougher than some 8 pointers out there.
We started with Magura Runcului on a logger's mud road. The climb was steep, but nothing out of the ordinary. Made some minor bad trail choices which got us in some raspberry bushes. At the top we quickly installed the antenna and worked a few stations, then packed up and got on our way to the second summit of the day, Runcul. We descended on a grassy col between the two peaks which made reaching the second summit easier. The return trip was via an old steep trail which in the later years has become a very muddy logging road. We reached the car well after dark. On this trip we were accompanied my Magda and Marian.
Hi, we're a team of hams from Romania. We're into SOTA and other activities. Thanks for stopping by!